instant pot brown rice in a bowl

Instant Pot Brown Rice

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: instant pot, rice
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Pressurization:: 18 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 171 kcal

This INSTANT POT BROWN RICE is fluffy and perfect every time! You can use this step-by-step recipe for cooking any variety of rice, but the timing will be different depending on which one you use.



  • 1 cup brown rice , rinsed
  • 1 cup water


  1. Combine the rice and water in the bottom of the Instant Pot and give it a stir. Secure the lid and move the steam release valve to Sealing. 

  2. Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button and cook at high pressure for 22 minutes. The pot will take roughly 8 minutes to come to pressure before the cooking cycle begins.

  3. When the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. (In other words, don't do anything right away.) When the screen reads LO:10, move the steam release valve to Venting to release any remaining pressure.

  4. When the floating valve in the lid drops, it's safe to remove the lid. Fluff the rice with a fork, and serve warm. Leftover rice can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.