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Cooked Brown rice in a white bowl with a fork
Instant Pot Brown Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Meal Preparation, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 171 kcal
Author: Archana
Ingredients
  • 1 to 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons kosher salt optional
Instructions
Pot in Pot Method – Works best when cooking less than 1.5 cups of brown rice:
  1. Rinse 1 cup of brown rice 2 to 3 times under running water. Drain well and add to a stainless steel bowlalong with 1 1/4 cup of water and salt.
  2. Add 1 cup of water to the main Instant Pot insert. Place the stainless steel bowl with rice on the trivet and then carefully place the trivet in the Instant Pot.

  3. Close the Instant Pot lid with pressure release handle to sealing. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook (Hi) for 22 minutes.
  4. Allow 10 minutes of natural pressure release. Release any remaining pressure by moving the pressure release handle to venting and open the Instant Pot. Take the inner stainless pot and the trivet out using heat resistant mitts. Gently fluff the brown rice with a fork or silicone spatula.
Main Pot Method – Works best when cooking more than 1.5 cups of brown rice:
  1. Place 2 cups brown rice in a wire mesh strianer and rinse 2 to 3 times. Drain the brown rice.
  2. Add drained rice to the Instant Pot insert. Add 2 1/2 cups of water, salt and make sure all the brown rice is evenly submerged under water.

  3. Close the Instant Pot lid with pressure release handle to sealing. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook (Hi) for 20 minutes.
  4. Allow 10 minutes of natural pressure release. Release any remaining pressure by moving the pressure release handle to venting and open the Instant Pot. Gently fluff the brown rice with a fork or silicone spatula.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Notes to add more flavor to cooked brown rice:

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Brown Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 588mg26%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.