Perfectly cooked, fluffy brown rice EVERY TIME in about 30 minutes using the Instant Pot! Hands down the easiest way to cook brown rice and perfect for meal prep!
A lot of you have been asking for more Instant Pot recipes, but have mentioned you don’t know where to begin with using it so I figured why not start with literally the EASIEST thing you could ever make to get you comfy using your pressure cooker! You guys this method of cooking brown rice is a total game changer and I promise you won’t ever go back to cooking brown rice the old fashioned way again. Perfectly cooked, tender fluffy brown rice in the Instant Pot every. single. time.
I don’t know about you, but I have always hated cooking brown rice on the stove! I’ve just never seemed to get it just right meaning it either (a) boils over, (b) I completely burn the bottom, (c) the rice doesn’t cook enough or (d) ALL of the above. The Instant Pot totally solves this problem and is WAY easier than sitting there watching your brown rice cook (or burn) on the stove top. Also cooking brown rice on the stove can take up to almost an hour while you only need about 30 minutes or so in your pressure cooker!
Another great thing about using the Instant Pot is that you can just dump everything in, set it and LEAVE it. Pretty much like using a crock pot except waaaay quicker. And it just tastes so much better in my opinion!
Now this is just a basic brown rice recipe, perfect as a base for your meal prep or a yummy addition to your favorite stir fry (or meatballs!), but you could easily make any kind of rice using this method! Spanish rice, cilantro lime, fried rice….I mean just a few examples to get you started 😉
For this “recipe” (if you even want to call it that because it’s just so dang easy) I literally just used water and brown rice, TWO simple ingredients. You could also use chicken or veggie broth in place of the water for some added flavor of course or even add additional seasonings, but I wanted to keep this particular method as simple as possible for you.
As I mentioned above, I LOVE this for meal prep because it makes a ton of rice all at once with little to no effort giving you brown rice to go with the rest of your prepped meals for the week. If you prefer white rice you can still of course use this same method, except the cooking time will be much shorter. I also shared a video on my stories on how easy it is to make this brown rice so head on over to check it out!
- 2 cups brown rice
- 2½ cups water (or chicken/vegetable broth)
- Combine rice and water in the bowl of your Instant Pot.
- Close the lid and lock (making sure the valve is on sealing and not venting), select the Manual setting and set the timer for 22 minutes. Now let rice cook.
- When done let the pressure release naturally for about 10 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork, serve and enjoy!