Instant Pot® Brown Rice


I haven't cooked rice on the stove since buying my electric pressure cooker! It's so easy and you can vary it up however you like; add spices or seasonings before cooking or fold in nuts and dried fruit after cooking.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 cups cooked


  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 cups brown basmati rice

  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (Optional)


  1. Combine water, brown rice, oil, and salt in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select Manual; set timer for 25 minutes on high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Carefully release any remaining pressure. Unlock and remove the lid. Fluff rice with a fork or a rice paddle.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
2g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 1mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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