Instant Pot Yellow Rice

Instant Pot Yellow Rice is a simple and quick recipe for a delicious side dish!

Yellow rice in a middle of white bowl

Learn how to cook yellow rice in an Instant Pot using simple and real food ingredients for the best rice ever.

What makes the rice yellow?

It is Turmeric!

It’s a wonderful spice to cook with and to have on hand in your pantry.

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What is Instant Pot Yellow Rice?

There are numerous sorts of Yellow Rice from various nations and locales.

Such as Spanish Yellow Rice (Arroz Amarillo), Indian, Indonesian, Mediterranean, South African, Middle Eastern Yellow Rice… and that's only the tip of the iceberg!

However they can be made with an assortment of ingredients relying upon the locale, by and large, they're made with rice and turmeric.

Turmeric is a typical zest utilized in Asian cooking styles for shading, enhancing, and coloring.

Despite the fact that it's may not be a spectacular fundamental dish, it's anything but a tasty sparkling star on the table!

A comforting little treat that baits us into returning for quite a long time.

What kind of rice to use for this recipe?

You can use Jasmine Rice or Basmati Rice, whichever suits you best.

How to keep the rice stored/frozen?

All you have to do is put a couple of cups of cooled cooked rice into a zip-top freezer bag, press out excess air, and put it in the freezer.

How to reheat Yellow Rice?

When you are ready to reheat the yellow rice, simply open the bag, add a couple of tablespoons of water to the bag, and put it in the microwave (with the bag open) for about 3-5 minutes.

Easy peasy!

Do I have to rinse the rice?

No, but it's really recommended to rinse your rice before adding it to the Instant Pot.

This helps to ensure that the rice doesn’t bubble up and spit out of the sealing vent when coming up to pressure or when releasing pressure.

I do this by running it through a mesh strainer until the water runs clear.

What to serve it with?

This Instant Pot Yellow Rice is so versatile and would go with so many different types of food!

Personally, I love it with:

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Need more ideas? Check out What To Serve With Yellow Rice for 15 delicious recipes.

What else can I add to my recipe?

How to make Instant Pot Yellow Rice

Gather all the ingredients.
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Add butter into the pot.

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Add chopped garlic cloves and stir well.

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Add Rice into the pot now.

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Add turmeric and other spices.

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Add chicken broth into the pot.

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Now, add soy sauce and coconut milk.

Set the pot to high pressure for 5 minutes.

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Once done, wait for a Natural Release. (If the floating valve doesn't drop after 20 minutes, you can do a quick release)

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Dish out your Instant Pot Yellow Rice and serve well garnished.

Instant Pot Yellow Rice

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Instant Pot Yellow Rice

This Aromatic side dish of yellow rice has a big punch of flavor.
4.60 from 5 votes
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Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian, Coconut Rice, yellow rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup chicken stock unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk


  • Add butter to the Instant Pot and press saute.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add rice, turmeric and salt and stir well.
  • Add chicken stock, soy sauce and coconut milk and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural release for 20 minutes and then do a quick release.
  • Open the lid and serve 🙂


Calories: 488kcal Carbohydrates: 80g Protein: 10g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 11g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 517mg Potassium: 352mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 5IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 46mg Iron: 3mg


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1 thought on “Instant Pot Yellow Rice

  1. Sorry if this question sounds stupid but in Ireland we have cartons of drinking coconut milk and tins of thicker consistency coconut milk. Could I ask please which coconut milk it is for this recipe? Thank you.

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