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Instant Pot brown rice recipe

Instant Pot Brown Rice

How to make delicious, perfectly cooked brown rice in a pressure cooker.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown rice, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 267kcal


  • 1 ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large shallot chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups long-grain brown rice rinsed well and drained
  • 2 ½ cups water


  • Be sure to rinse your rice well! It's a key step to removing excess starch and obtaining a fluffier rice.
  • Hit 'saute' on your Instant Pot and add in the olive oil.
  • To the warm oil, add the shallot, garlic, and a sprinkle of sea salt, and cook for 1-2 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  • Add in the rice and water.
  • Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot, making sure the vent is closed.
  • Cook at high pressure for 22 minutes.
  • After the time has lapsed, let the rice sit (untouched) for 10 minutes (or longer) before manually releasing any remaining steam. I've left it to sit for as long as one hour with no problem.
  • Remove lid, fluff rice, and add salt to taste.


Nutrition facts based on using 1/3 cup of shallot. WW SmartPoints: 8


Fiber: 2.2g | Calories: 267kcal | Fat: 5.2g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 50.1g