Go Back
+ servings

How to Make Brown Rice in Instant Pot

How to Make Brown Rice in Instant Pot
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Make Brown Rice in Instant Pot
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 2



  • 1 Cup Brown Rice
  • 1.25 Cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil Optional
  • Salt Optional


  • Wash the Brown rice.
  • Add it to the inner pot.
  • Add 1.25 cups of water ,Salt,Olive oil( if using)
  • Close the lid, select PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for 22 minutes with the pressure valve in SEALED position.
  • At the end of 22 minutes, Let the Pressure release naturally.
  • Open the pot and fluff it up.Serve hot or store for later.


Olive Oil & Salt - This is optional.Adding salt and olive oil will give a better texture and taste.
Rice : Water Ratio - Ideally for fluffy non sticky brown rice i use 1:1.25 as the ratio.If you like your rice softer, use 1:1.5 ratio.
If you are soaking or delaying the cooking for more than 15 minutes, reduce the Rice water ratio is 1:1
Pressure Release- it is advisable to release the pressure naturally. Especially because rice can get stuck in the pressure valve when opened right after the cook time is over. 
If you are in a hurry, increase the cook time to 25 minutes, wait for 1 minute and release the pressure after that slowly and intermittently.