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Instant Pot Brown Rice – Perfect Every Time!

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Instant Pot, where have you been all my life? I love brown rice as a go-to healthy carb source that’s high in fiber… but I don’t love waiting 45 minutes for it to cook, having it boil over and scuz up my stove top, or scrubbing the pot after. That’s why this Instant Pot Brown Rice is a total game-changer! It only takes 15 minutes to cook and there’s no fuss and no mess. Here’s how to do it…

Instant Pot Brown Rice - perfect fluffy brown rice that cooks in 15 minutes - gluten free vegan - recipe by media registered dietitian nutritionist in Chicago Christy Brissette

What Instant Pot to Buy

I actually own two Instant Pots. That may seem like overkill, but we really do use them both all the time! I have a 6 quart one for cooking main meals… think larger dishes like chili, stew, soups, tacos… anything that’s going to be a big batch and therefore require plenty of space.

Then we got the mini Instant Pot (3 quart) because we found we’d often want to make a dish in the Instant Pot and wanted to serve with brown rice or another side. It’s been awesome having them both going and dinner gets on the table so much faster!

Here are the ones I have:

Instant Pot Ultra 6 Quart 10-in-1 (for main meals)

Instant Pot Duo Mini – 3 Quart (for rice another side dishes)

So now that you have the tools to succeed, let’s get to the recipe!

Instant Pot Brown Rice - Perfect Every Time!

This fluffy, slightly chewy, nutty, moist and delicious Instant Pot brown rice turns out perfectly every time! Only 15 minutes of cooking time and you're enjoying a high fiber healthy carb that's satisfying and filling!
Servings 6
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water (or low sodium vegetable stock)


  • Pour the brown rice into your Instant Pot (or pressure cooker). Add the water and stir. Put on the lid and make sure the vent is closed. Set it on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Let the Instant Pot release some of the steam naturally (about 5 minutes) and then release the rest carefully by venting it. Once all of the pressure has been released, take off the lid and your rice is ready to enjoy!
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