This Instant Pot Brown Rice recipe is one of those items that makes meal time and prepping meals in advance a thousand times easier to manage. I love having rice on hand to go with steamed vegetables for a simple vegetarian meal. If you are a meat eater, then it pairs beautifully with almost any entree. I love the predictability of making it in my Instant Pot without having to stand over the stove. I am sure you’ll love this as well.
Instant Pot Brown Rice
For this Instant Pot Brown Rice recipe, I used brown basmati rice. You can choose any brown rice, but this is my personal favorite. It cooks well and light, and provides individual grains instead of sticking together. That’s a big plus in my book. You can so easily turn this into a base for a stir-fry, for shredded beef or chicken, or as a great side when you mix in some veggies and eggs to make a “fried” rice dish.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Brown Rice:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup brown rice
1 1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon soy sauce (optional for flavoring)
Directions for Instant Pot Brown Rice:
Rinse the brown rice and drain. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot, making sure it covers and coats the bottom of the liner. This will ensure the rice does not stick. Add your rice, soy sauce (if desired) and water.
Place the lid onto the Instant Pot and set to seal. Choose the “Manual” button and set to 22 minutes. Once completed cooking, allow to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes.
Instant Pot Brown Rice is going to become one of your go-to recipes. Make a batch of this a few times a week to add healthy options to your meal plan all week. The key to great Instant Pot Brown Rice is to make it at a 1:1.25 ratio of rice to water. So, if you want to make larger batches, it is easy to just increase at that ratio. Always make sure to add a bit of olive oil to the liner to make sure your rice doesn’t stick to the bottom. You will also want to add either rice or soy sauce to season it just a bit so it has flavor.
Instant Pot Brown Rice
- Total Time: 27 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (optional for flavoring)
- Rinse brown rice and drain.
- Add olive oil to Instant Pot making sure it covers and coats the bottom of the liner. This will ensure the rice does not stick.
- Add rice and soy sauce (if desired)
- Pour water into liner of Instant Pot
- Place lid onto the Instant Pot and set to seal
- Choose the Manual button and set to 22 minutes.
- Once completed cooking, allow to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 22 mins
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Instant Pot Brown Rice, pressure cooker, instant pot, brown rice
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