Instant Pot Coconut Curry Vegetable Rice Bowls

Instant Pot Coconut Curry Vegetable Rice Bowls
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Source: The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.

Preparing curries often involves a lot of chopping, but you can get around that easily. Take advantage of the pre-chopped or no-salt-added canned ingredients on the market, such as matchstick carrots, water chestnuts, and chickpeas.

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  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    30 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 240

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 3.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 330mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g
    • Dietary Fiber 7g
    • Total Sugars 9g
  • Protein 8g
  • Potassium 540mg
  • Phosphorus 230mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1 Fat



  • brown rice
    2/3 cup
  • water
    1 cup
  • curry powder
    1 tsp
  • salt
    3/4 tsp
  • chopped green onion
    1 cup
  • sliced red or yellow bell pepper
    1 cup
  • matchstick carrots
    1 cup
  • chopped red cabbage
    1 cup
  • sliced water chestnuts
    1 (8-oz) can
  • no-salt-added chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
    1 (15-oz) can
  • lite coconut milk
    1 (13-oz) can
  • grated fresh ginger
    1 tbsp
  • sugar
    1 1/2 tbsp


  1. Combine the rice, water, curry powder, and 1/4 tsp of the salt in the Instant Pot. Seal the lid, close the valve, and set the Manual/Pressure Cook button to 15 minutes.

  2. Use a natural pressure release for about 12 minutes. When the valve drops, carefully remove the lid and stir in the remaining ingredients.

  3. Press the Cancel button and set to Sauté. Then press the Adjust button to “More” or “High.” Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, or until all the ingredients are heated through, stirring occasionally.