Instant Pot Brown Rice


Ever wondered how to cook brown rice quickly and easily? Cook it in your Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker)! This Instant Pot brown rice recipe is as basic as it gets. Cooking brown rice in an Instant Pot is easy, and you get the same toothsome texture and nutty flavor you get by cooking it on your stove--without the fuss.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 cups


  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 cup brown rice or brown basmati rice

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine water, rice and salt in a programmable pressure multicooker (such as an Instant Pot; times, instructions and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model). Cover the cooker and lock the lid in place. Turn the steam release handle to Sealing position. Select High pressure for 20 minutes. (It will take about 10 minutes for the cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)

  2. When the cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally. (This will take about 10 minutes.)


To make ahead: Refrigerate cooled rice for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
2g Fat
40g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 9%
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Folate 14mcg 3%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 61mg 15%
Potassium 134mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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