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I’m sharing this super simple instant pot brown rice recipe with you because it has helped me with all of my meal preps. You can use this in so many different types of dishes to satisfy your different moods throughout the week. 

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Make Brown Rice in the Instant Pot

I would make a big batch of this instant pot brown rice on Sunday and will prepare different dishes all week long! 

I make this on a weekend and portion it for all week. With this one recipe, I made Enchilada Skillets, Chicken Fried Rice, and had more leftovers to add to salads throughout the week. 

Who knew healthy eating could be this effortless? If you want an easy way to stay on track, I’ve got this perfect instant pot brown rice recipe just for you!

Ingredients Needed

  • Brown Rice: short grain brown rice is what I like to use.
  • Chicken Stock: For the best flavor. You can also use any broth or stock you like (chicken, beef, or vegetable).
  • Salt: Just a pinch will bring out the rice flavor.

How to make Instant Pot Brown Rice

So simple! But here is how I achieve perfectly cooked brown rice:

  1. Place the brown rice, stock, and salt in the liner of the instant pot. Place the lid on the pot and lock it into place. Make sure the valve is set to close.
  2. Turn the instant pot on HIGH pressure for 22 minutes. (On some models, click to turn off the warming function to start.)
  3. Once it comes to pressure, the clock will start for 22 minutes. When it’s done, do a 10-minute natural release. After 10 minutes, use a kitchen utensil to open the valve to let any remaining steam out. 
  4. Fluff the cooked brown rice with a fork. 

And that’s it! You can serve the rice right away with the following easy recipes. Any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a sealed container. 

brown rice in a metal bowl with a wooden spoon in the rice

Uses for brown rice

FAQs

How long do you cook brown rice in the instant pot?

Cook time is 22 minutes on HIGH pressure.

Is water or stock better to cook riced?

I love using stock over water because it adds so much flavor to brown rice.

How much water do I use for 2 cups of brown rice?

For every 2 cups of brown rice, add 2 ½ cups of liquid. 

What is the ratio of rice to water in an instant pot?

2 cups of brown rice to 2 1/2 cups of liquid of your choice. 

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Instant Pot Brown Rice

5 from 1 vote
Instant Pot Brown Rice is the best way to cook rice! It’s easy and fast and takes the guesswork out of making rice. Use this easy rice recipe for your meal prep!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Place rice, stock, and salt in the liner of the instant pot.
  • Place lid on the pot and lock into place. Make sure the valve is set to closed.
  • Turn the pot on HIGH pressure for 22 minutes. (On some models, click to turn off the warming function to start.)
  • Once it comes to pressure, the clock will start for the 22 minutes. When it’s done, do a 10 minute natural release. After 10 minutes use a kitchen utensil to open the valve to let any remaining steam out.
  • Fluff rice with fork. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days in a sealed container. Perfect for meal prep!

Recipe Notes

Want to flavor your rice even further? Add other seasonings:
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder or garlic powder or black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs
  • Seasoning salt in place of the salt
Or any combination of the above!

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Easy Instant Pot Brown Rice – learn how to make rice in your pressure cooker! This is a great make ahead recipe for meal planning!

Last Updated on January 9, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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