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Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Brown Rice

This Instant Pot Brown Rice is perfectly cooked and ready in less than an hour. Nutty and flavorful and perfect for any weeknight meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot brown rice
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Time to Rise to pressure and Natural release 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 344kcal
Author Tanya


  • 2 cups brown rice rinsed
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt


  • Add rinsed brown rice, water, and salt to Pressure Cooker.
  • Cover and set Pressure Cooker on high pressure for 23 minutes. Make sure the valve is set to "Seal."
  • Once cooktime is done, allow the pressure cooker to naturally release for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure by moving the valve to "Vent."
  • Once all the pressure is released, open lid and fluff rice with fork. Serve with your favorite meal. Enjoy :)


This rice was prepared in a 6qt Instant Pot. I also use these measurements and methods in my Ninja Foodi pressure cooker.
Chicken broth can be substituted for the water


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 883mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.7mg