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How to Cook Brown Rice in the Instant Pot

  • Author: Polly Conner
  • Prep Time: 1
  • Cook Time: 33
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups (or 12 servings) 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Cooking brown rice in the Instant Pot comes out perfectly every time with this recipe. Enjoy!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice (not quick cooking kind)
  • 2.5 cups water or chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice in a colander.
  2. Add rice and water/broth to Instant Pot. (Important Tip: Do not fill your Instant Pot more than halfway with the rice and liquid. This prevents excessive foaming that can block the mechanisms in the lid.) 
  3. Lock and seal the lid and cook at high pressure for 23 minutes. 
  4. Let Instant Pot naturally release pressure for at least 10 minutes (that means, just don’t touch it). Then, do a quick release of the rest of the pressure by opening the pressure valve.
  5. Fluff the rice with a fork and eat up!

Notes

This recipe only works for brown rice, but does not work for white rice, basmati rice, or any quick cooking rice. 

If cooking white rice in the Instant Pot, cook at high press for 8 minutes with a 10 minute natural release.

If cooking basmati rice in the Instant Pot, cook at high pressure for 4-8 minutes with a 10 minute natural release.

If cooking jasmine rice, cook at high pressure for 4-10 minutes with a 10 minute natural release.