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Instant Pot Brown Rice

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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 132kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 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!


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!


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