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Instant Pot Brown Rice

Make Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice every time with this easy brown rice recipe for the electric pressure cooker. Perfect for meal prep and a great way to get delicious fluffy brown rice without a rice cooker!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
release time 10 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 250kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups cold water


  • Measure rice in a dry measuring cup, and rinse rice thoroughly under cold running water in a mesh strainer
  • Add rice to Instant Pot, and season with sea salt and olive oil
  • Measure out 2 cups of cold water in a liquid measuring cup, and pour over rice
  • Place lid on Instant Pot, make sure vent is sealed, and PRESSURE COOK for 22 minutes. When Pot beeps, allow 10 minute release, and quick release remaining pressure. Carefully remove lid, and stir rice, and serve



Recipe was tested in both 6 quart and 8 quart Instant Pot pressure cookers. 
Use 1 cup water for every 1 cup of rice. Cook time remains the same.
Serve immediately or spoon rice into serving bowl. Don't leave on keep warm setting. This prevents rice from sticking to stainless steel pot and makes clean-up easier!


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg