Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe–perfectly cooked brown rice without any fuss made in your electric pressure cooker!
Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe
I love brown rice. The problem with me is that I always forget to make it in time for dinner and when I think of it I don’t want to wait an hour for it to get done on the stove top. I do love making brown rice in the oven but it takes an hour and I don’t often plan that well. Now that I know I can make brown rice in the pressure cooker I’m so excited! And here’s the thing that I really like to do...make a big batch and then freeze portions of it in zipper bags in my freezer. Then when I want to have some for dinner it’s already made and ready to go. I like cooking brown rice in the Instant Pot because it turns out perfectly…not mushy or undercooked. Just right.
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You’ll make this instant pot brown rice recipe by simply adding water and uncooked rice into the pot. Cooking for 22 minutes and then letting the cooker go to the “keep warm” mode for 10 minutes. You can then turn the valve to venting and remove the lid and eat! So this recipe took a total of about 40 minutes (with warm up time, cooking time, and pressure releasing time).
How to make other types of rice in the Instant Pot
I’ve made a free printable rice cooking times cheat sheet for you! I hope you find it handy. I keep mine in the kitchen so that I can easily find the water to rice ratio and how many minutes I’m supposed to cook the rice for. You can easily print this cheat sheet by clicking here.
What Instant Pot Did You Use?
For this pressure cooker brown rice recipe I used this Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. It’s 6 quarts, so the same size as most slow cookers. It cost me around $80 on Amazon.
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Perfectly cooked brown rice without any fuss made in your pressure cooker in 40 minutes.
- 2 cups brown rice
- 2 1/2 cups water
- Pinch of salt
- Turn your instant pot to the “saute” function to start it heating up. Then add in the water and the brown rice and a pinch of salt (if desired). Turn off saute setting.
- Place the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing. Set the pressure cook/manual button to 22 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting.
- Remove the lid and the rice should be ready to eat and enjoy!
This recipe took a total of about 40 minutes (with warm up time, cooking time, and pressure releasing time).
I used this 6 quart Instant Pot for this recipe.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
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