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Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe – This no-fail, easy recipe makes the best brown rice every time! It’s perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! 

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe - This no-fail, easy as can be brown rice recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! // addapinch.com

I love simple, easy make-ahead recipes that make my weeknights (and days!) even easier! Take this simple Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe. I love to make a batch of it to then use in so many recipes throughout the week. I know that I can quickly add this cooked brown rice to any number of dishes – from serving alongside baked chicken and vegetables, adding to my burritos, salads and so much more. 

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe - This no-fail, easy as can be brown rice recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! // addapinch.com

How to Make It

To make this, I start with 2 cups of brown rice and 2 ½ cups of water, stock or broth.

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe - This no-fail, easy as can be brown rice recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! // addapinch.com

I then seal my Instant Pot and set the timer for 15 minutes. I then let my Instant Pot release pressure naturally. You’ll see that all of the liquid from the water, stock or broth that you added are absorbed into the rice making it tender and delicious.

You’ll also notice that I do not add a lot of seasoning to my recipe as it cooks. Here’s why. I prefer to leave it unseasoned so that I can season it based on the dish that I am serving it with or including it in. Of course, if you are preparing your rice to serve immediately, seasonings are perfect to include. If you are making batches of it like I like to do, you’ll most likely prefer for it to be unseasoned as well.

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe - This no-fail, easy as can be brown rice recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! // addapinch.com

Fluff your rice using a fork and then serve.

How to Make Ahead, Store, and Freeze Brown Rice

How to Make Ahead

Brown rice makes the perfect make ahead recipe to help with meal prep! I love to make a large batch of it on the weekend to use in recipes throughout the week. If I see that I haven’t used it all within the week (which is rare!), I simply freeze it to use later! How great is that?

How Long Will it Last in the Refrigerator?

You can store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

How Long Will it Last in the Freezer?

You can cool the rice after cooking, place in a freezer safe, airtight container, then freeze for up to 3 months.

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Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe - This no-fail, easy as can be brown rice recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! // addapinch.com

I think you’ll absolutely love this staple recipe and find so many recipes and meals that you want to include it in!

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe - This no-fail, easy as can be brown rice recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe. I hope you make it soon!

4.78 from 57 votes

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe

Side Dish 27 mins

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe - This no-fail, easy as can be brown rice recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 6 (1-cup) servings
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe – This no-fail, easy as can be brown rice recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! 

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Add uncooked brown rice to the Instant Pot or other pressure cooker. Pour in the water, stock or broth and stir to combine. Seal the lid of the Instant Pot and select 15 minutes on high pressure. 
  • Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally. Remove the lid to the Instant Pot and fluff the brown rice with a fork. 
  • Serve the brown rice or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to a week or the freezer for 3 months. 

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 216.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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  1. This recipe for us, did not work. So much so, that it makes me feel there was a typo in the recipe. Fifteen minutes produced a very undercooked brown rice. I like brown rice when it’s chewy, but this was hard to chew. I would change one thing….change the cooking time to at least 20 minutes, maybe even :22. I’ve had excellent results with that longer cooking time. Also, we use an organic long grain brown rice, maybe that would explain the situation. Take care.

    1. I make this brown rice all the time as listed in the recipe. I’m sorry the timing didn’t work for you. If you live at a higher elevation, it will take longer to cook. I live at 1000 feet altitude. I hope this helps.

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