Instant Pot brown rice with herbs and vegetables

Instant Pot Herb and Vegetable Brown Rice

This easy and economical herb and vegetable brown rice dish makes a great side to chicken or fish, and it includes ingredients that are both easy to find and inexpensive!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 219kcal


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley minced


  • Hit 'saute' on the Instant Pot.
  • Add in the oil, onion, garlic, bell pepper, and celery, along with a good sprinkle of sea salt.
  • Briefly saute the veggies for 30-60 seconds, just to bring out the flavor. You don't want to overcook the veggies, otherwise they will become mushy in the pressure cooker.
  • Stir in the oregano, rice, and water.
  • Hit 'cancel' to stop sauteing.
  • Close and lock the lid, making sure the steam release valve is set to 'sealing'.
  • Press 'manual' and set the time to 22 minutes. No need to press any other button, it will just take a few minutes to come to pressure and begin cooking.
  • After 22 minutes, let the Instant Pot naturally release pressure for 10 minutes (in other words, don't touch it until the screen reads LO10).
  • Open the lid, add in the parsley, and fluff the rice.
  • Season to taste and enjoy!


WW SmartPoints: 7


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 1.5g