Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice





Yield 6 cups

The nearly effortless way to cook brown rice and have it hot and ready precisely when you want to serve it.



  1. Place brown rice in Instant Pot. Add water. Give it a quick stir to make sure there are not rice grains floating on the top of the water.
  2. Close Instant Pot lid.
  3. Turn the steam release valve to the sealing position.
  4. Depending on your Instant Pot model, use either the Pressure Cook or Manual button (not the rice setting) to set your cook time for 24 minutes.
  5. After the cook time ends, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  6. Remove lid and allow to steam off for 1 minute then fluff gently with a fork.

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The amount of water can be adjusted depending on the desired texture of the rice. If you would like your rice to be a little softer, add 2 tablespoons more water.

Also, the larger Instant Pots seem to lose a little more steam than the 3-quart travel size Instant Pot. So if you are using a large Instant Pot, add 1 to 2 tablespoons water.


* * * This Recipe for How to Cook Brown Rice in an Instant Pot is … gluten-free, plant based, oil-free, sugar-free, high in fiber, dairy free, egg-free, vegetarian, vegan, and made from real, whole foods.

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