Instant Pot Ghee Rice in Coconut Milk | Coconut Milk Rice

This easy coconut milk rice is rich, aromatic and delicious! This recipe can be made with canned or fresh coconut milk. This goes well with any curry.



    • 4 cups Basmati Rice
    • 6 tbsp Ghee/ Clarified Butter
    • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
    • 4 cups of water
    • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
    • 5 Serrano Pepper/ Green Chilies (adjust to taste)
    • 1/2 Cup Mint
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 tbsp roasted cashews (optional)
    • Cilantro chopped
    • Tadka/ Tempering:
      • 2 Bay Leaves
      • 3 Cloves
      • 1 stick Cinnamon
      • 1 Cardamom
      • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds

Step by Step Video:


    • Rince and Soak the Basmati Rice for 30 minutes.
    • Turn On Instant Pot - Saute Mode
    • Add Ghee/ Clarified Butter, when ghee is hot, add Bay Leaves, Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, and Cumin Seeds.
    • Add ginger garlic paste, green chilies and mint, Saute for 2 minutes.
    • Add soaked and drained rice, saute for 2 minutes.
    • Add unsweetened coconut milk, salt, cashews and water - mix all together.
    • Close the lid with sealing position, Cancel saute mode, Change to Manual/Pressure 5 minutes High Pressure.
    • Open the lid after Natural Pressure Release.
    • Garnish with Cilantro and give a Gentle mix.
    • Yummy Coconut Milk Rice is Ready.