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Instant Pot Brown Rice

Instant Pot brown rice – delicious (and nutritious) brown rice is so easy to cook in an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker. It is the easiest way to make brown rice, and know that it will come out perfect every time.

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a white bowl of brown rice in front of an Instant Pot.
Instant Pot brown rice.

How to cook brown rice in an Instant Pot

Brown rice is so delicious, but kind of annoying to make. That’s what I always thought until I tried cooking it in my Instant Pot.

Cooking brown rice on the stove-top is time-consuming, and can be difficult – if you get it wrong you end up with gummy rice that sticks together. And you have to watch it all the time to make sure it doesn’t boil over.

These days I always make brown rice in my Instant Pot. It comes out perfect every time, and couldn’t be quicker or easier!

All you need to do is add rice, add water, set and forget. No more watching a boiling pot, no more sticky chewy rice.

Pressure cooker brown rice recipe card

a white bowl of brown rice in front of an Instant Pot.
Yield: 4 Servings

Instant Pot Brown Rice

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Pressure release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

How to cook brown rice in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker.


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2.5 cups water


  1. Add 2 cups brown rice and 2.5 cups water to the Instant Pot inner pot. Ensure that no grains remain stuck to the edge of the pot.
  2. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot.
  3. Set Instant Pot to pressure cook for 22 minutes,by pressing 'pressure cook', and selecting 22 minutes with the '-' button.
  4. When the time is up, allow the Instant Pot to depressurize naturally for 10 minutes (with "Keep Warm" function), then open the Instant Pot by pressing "Cancel" and turning the steam release knob to the venting position.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 3gProtein: 7g

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