Learn how to cook Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice (Pressure Cooker Brown Rice) in 20 minutes. Cooking brown rice in Instant Pot cuts short half the cooking time. Set it and forget it, no need to tend the pot. No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy long grain brown rice!
Cooking perfect rice seems easy, but it can be quite tricky. If the cooking time, cooking method, or water-to-rice ratio are not accurate and correct, sadly you may end up with uncooked, hard, crunchy, burnt, mushy, or gummy rice. 🙁
Plus, every grain has their own personality, each type of rice requires unique care for them to turn out perfect.
There were a lot of discussions on how to make perfect Instant Pot White Rice, and we’re glad that our rice experiment & recipe – Instant Pot Rice has helped many readers find success in making white rice!
Many readers have asked us how about brown rice? What’s the best cooking time and method for cooking brown rice in Instant Pot?
Pressure Cook Brown Rice: Place 1 cup brown rice (200g) and 1 cup cold water (250ml) in Instant Pot. With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 15 minutes (See experiment for your own preference), and Natural Release for 5 minutes, then Quick Release (turn Venting Knob to Venting position). Open the lid carefully.
Serve: Fluff brown rice with a rice paddle or fork. *Pro Tip: If the rice is a bit wet, let it rest a bit for the moisture to escape before serving.
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1) Rinsing rice: If you rinse the rice before cooking, be sure to drain well and ensure the water-to-rice ratio is accurate (roughly reduce 3 tablespoons from the 1 cup of water).2) Leftovers Storage: Let leftovers cool completely before storing in the fridge.*Rate Recipe: If you've tried the recipe, don't forget to Rate the Recipe in the Comments Section. Thank you!