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Brown rice in a small bowl next to an Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker)
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Instant Pot Brown Rice

This Instant Pot brown rice recipe is the best way to cook brown rice, hands-down. It comes out perfectly every single time. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Keyword: Instant Pot Brown Rice
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Erica Walker


  • Instant Pot (or Pressure Cooker)


  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 2 cups water (or broth)
  • salt to taste


  • Place 2 cups of rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse well, agitating and swirling with hand, until water runs clear. Drain well.
    Brown rice being rinsed with water in a fine mesh strainer
  • Place rice in the Instant Pot (or pressure cooker) and add 2 cups of water.
    An instant pot with uncooked brown rice covered with water
  • Cover the Instant Pot with the lid and turn knob to the sealing position. Pressure cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Natural pressure release 10 minutes, then quick release by turning the knob to the venting position.
    A measuring cup of uncooked brown rice next to an Instant Pot
  • Uncover and fluff rice with fork before serving.
    A very close up view of cooked Instant Pot brown rice on a fork


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg