A bowl of brown rice

Instant Pot Brown Rice

  • Author: Sapana Chandra
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Learn how to cook fluffy brown rice in the Instant Pot with this simple step-by-step foolproof recipe. Make a batch and use it in meals throughout the week! 



  • 1 cup brown rice, rinsed well
  • 1 cup water


  1. In the stainless steel insert of the Instant Pot, combine the water and brown rice. 
  2. Close the Instant Pot lid, set the valve on “sealing”, and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Once completed, turn off the Instant Pot and wait 10 minutes to naturally release the pressure. Quick-release any remaining pressure* and carefully remove the lid. 
  3. Using a fork, fluff the perfectly cooked brown rice. Serve immediately or cool down before storing for later.


Note: I’ve tested this recipe on both my Instant Pot Duo Mini 3-Quart and Instant Pot DUO 6-Quart with great results. However, you may need to make adjustments based on the size, model, and brand of your pressure cooker.

For added flavor, substitute the water with broth or stock.

For softer rice, use 1 1/4 cup water instead of 1 cup.

Keywords: instant pot brown rice