Instant Pot Brown Rice is fluffy and perfectly done. Brown rice has a nutty flavor and a slightly chewy texture. Pressure cooker brown rice is easy to make and is faster than making it on the stove.
Instant Pot Brown Rice
Brown rice is a great option to white rice. It is heartier, and has more protein and fiber that white rice. The nutty flavor is subtle and pleasant.
Why Cook Brown Rice In The Instant pot?
Why not? It is so easy! This is a dump and start recipe, and you can set it and forget it until it is done. The results are predictable and perfect.
Rice is one of the simplest foods to cook in the Instant Pot. You can make a small or a large batch. You can even add seasonings if you want.
My favorite pressure cooker brown rice recipe is Instant Pot Brown Rice Pilaf. It is really flavorful and makes a great side dish.
Do I have to add olive oil and salt?
No you don’t. The salt does add some seasoning, and the olive oil adds a bit of richness that is nice without making the rice greasy.
If you are having a sauce or something like that over the rice, then I would probably leave out the oil and salt.
Great for Meal Prep
Make a batch of pressure cooker brown rice to use for your meal prep. There are many foods you can pair brown rice with.
Salads are one of my favorite brown rice meal prep recipes. Also, you can pair it with chicken and vegetables.
The rice will easily keep in the fridge for several days.
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Instant Pot Brown Rice comes out perfectly cooked and fluffy! If you love brown rice, this is a great way to cook it faster than on the stove, and easier!
- 2 cups Brown Rice, rinsed
- 2 1/2 cups Water
- 1 1/2 tsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
Rinse the rice well and drain it.
Add rice to the inner stainless liner of the pressure cooker.
Add the water, oil, and salt.
stir and level out the rice so it is all submerged.
Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.
Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 23 minutes. High Pressure. The pot will take several minutes to come to pressure.
When the cook cycle has finished, turn off the pot and let it sit undisturbed until the pin in the lid drops down.
When the pin in the lid drops down, open the lid.
Fluff the rice with a fork.
Serve immediately, or use for meal prep.
Oil and salt are optional, but I like the added seasoning.
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