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Instant Pot Brown Rice

Pressure cooking rice has never been quicker! My instant pot brown rice recipe is ready in no time and is perfect for meal prep. Use this unflavored rice for stir-fries, grain bowls, and burritos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6
Author: Chelsea LeBlanc


  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 2 ½ cups water


  • Add uncooked brown rice to the Instant Pot or other pressure cooker. Pour in the water.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the steam valve to the sealed position. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook (manual) at high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When finished, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes (just leave the Instant Pot alone).
  • After the “10 minute” natural release, turn the steam valve to the venting position. Do this carefully to avoid burning yourself. I like to use a long spoon to turn the valve. Wait for the steam to escape and then open the Instant Pot lid.
  • Fluff with a fork and serve.
  • For meal prep: transfer to airtight containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or portion and store in quart size freezer bags for up to 3 months.
  • Note: Use a low sodium broth instead of water to add more flavor to your rice