Instant Pot Brown Rice is the easiest way to get perfect, fluffy brown rice every time and in less time too!
What is the difference between white rice and brown rice?
Brown rice is unpolished rice with only the husk of the grain removed. It is a whole grain, making it more nutritious. White rice has had the bran and germ removed, which are the most nutritious parts of the grain. Brown rice has more fiber, antioxidants, important vitamins and minerals.
Because brown rice has only had the husk removed, it does take longer to cook than white rice and that is where the Instant Pot comes in handy.
How to Make Instant Pot Brown Rice
On the stove top, brown rice takes about 45 minutes to cook, Instant Pot brown rice is done in about 30 minutes. I have also found that the Instant Pot produces perfect, fluffy rice every time! It has never failed me yet.
I use a ratio of 1 cup brown rice to 1 1/4 cup water. As a rule of thumb, one cup of raw rice will yield 3 cups of cooked rice. I usually always do 2 cups of brown rice. I like to saute my rice in a little olive oil before cooking to give it a little nuttier flavor. This is optional though.
After lightly browning the rice using the saute feature, add in your water or chicken broth and salt and seal the Instant Pot.
Cook on manual, high pressure for 15 minutes with a 10 minute natural release. After unsealing, fluff the rice with a fork and serve.
I like to make a big batch and freeze what we don’t need. Instant Pot brown rice freezes really well. I like to freeze it in an airtight container and reheat in the microwave.
Instant Pot Brown Rice can be used anywhere regular white rice can be used. Some of my favorite meals to use it with are:
Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups water or chicken broth
- 1 tsp salt
Turn Instant Pot onto saute. Add oil and rice and stir to lightly brown rice.
Add in liquid and salt.
Seal Instant Pot and set to manual, high pressure for 15 minutes. Do a 10 minute natural release. Fluff rice with fork
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