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Small white bowl filled with cooked brown rice.
5 from 7 votes

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe

Learn how to cook soft and fluffy Instant Pot Brown Rice (Pressure Cooker Brown Rice) ready in just 20 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights and meal prep, this hands-off, no-fail method guarantees perfectly cooked and tender brown rice every time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Pressurization10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 114kcal



  • 2 cups long-grain brown rice (basmati or jasmine)
  • 2 cups cold water


  • Wash the rice - Transfer your rice to a large bowl. With the water running, very gently use your hand to fold the rice over itself from one end of the pot to the other. Drain the rice using a fine-mesh strainer or colander (with tiny holes) and repeat until the water runs nearly clear. Drain thoroughly.
  • Transfer the washed rice to the bowl of your Instant Pot (pressure cooker). Cover with 2 cups of cold water. Secure the lid on top of your Instant Pot and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.
  • Press MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK at HIGH pressure and set the timer to 15 minutes. After the cooking time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before switching to a manual pressure release.
  • Open and remove the lid carefully then gently fluff with a fork.


Serving size: 1/2 cup cooked rice
To store leftovers, allow your rice to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid. Keep stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Brown rice is naturally vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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