Instant Pot Brown  Rice

Learn how to cook Instant Pot Brown Rice with perfectly fluffy results using my fail proof recipe. This hands off method works for basmati brown rice, long grain brown rice and short grain brown rice and is great for busy weeknights or meal prep!

Brown Rice Water Salt

Ingredients You Need

Rinse rice: Rinse rice to remove extra starch. It helps to avoid each cooked rice grain clumping together and to keep them all separated.


Add water: 1 cup brown rice to 1 cup of water. This is because in a pressure cooker liquid does not evaporate like on the stove.


Season rice: I believe a touch of salt is all that is necessary. Salt helps flavors of any food shine.


Cook for 20 minutes on high pressure. Do not use the Rice button as it cooks on Low pressure and is only good for white rice.


Release pressure only with Natural Release: This ensures the brown rice sits and absorbs any remaining liquid and becomes perfect. Takes about 15 minutes.



Refrigerate up to 5 days. Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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