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Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe

Instant pot brown rice is easy and absolutely no-fail. It includes less than 5 minutes of preparation and you will end up with delicious and fluffy brown rice every time. 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 350kcal


  • 2 cups brown rice rinsed
  • 2.5 cups water see notes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  • Place brown rice, water and olive oil in the instant pot. 
  • Secure the lid and make sure the knob is on "seal". 
  • Press "pressure cook" (manual) and set it on "high". Set the timer for 24 minutes. 
  • Wait for the brown rice to cook in the instant pot. Let the pressure release naturally. 
  • Open the lid and fluff the rice using a fork. 


  • For more flavor, use chicken or vegetable stock instead of water. Also, you can add herbs such as cilantro and parsley right before serving.
  • You can make a big batch of this instant pot brown rice during the weekend and measure it into meal prep containers. Make your favorite protein (chicken or beef, I'm not a fan of seafood for meal prep) and refrigerate to have food ready during the week.


Calories: 350kcal