This Instant Pot brown rice cooks in just 22 minutes and is so light and fluffy!
If you can’t tell, I am still totally in love with my Instant Pot! It totally lives up to all the hype. I use it at least once a week, but sometimes as often as 2-3 times in the same day. It is totally a life saver, and makes getting a healthy dinner on the table so much easier. Since it did such an amazing job cooking these pinto beans, I decided to give it a try with brown rice. I’ve been using this recipe for brown rice for the past three years or so, and I love the way the rice turns out, but I don’t love how long it takes. 75 minutes is a long time to wait for rice! As per usual, the Instant Pot cooked the rice much faster while still maintaining the soft and fluffy texture I like. It was perfectly salted and flavorful, without that weird chewiness that brown rice often has. I have to confess, I generally choose white rice when I’m given the choice, even though I know brown rice is better for me. I’m still not 100% sold on brown rice, but this recipe is delicious enough to win me over!
Instant Pot Brown RicePrint Recipe
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cups brown rice
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Add the olive oil to the Instant Pot and heat using the sauté function. Add the rice to the pot and stir to coat with oil. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the water and salt, place the cover on the Instant Pot, and cook at high pressure for 22 minutes. Allow the steam to release automatically for 5-10 minutes, then manually release. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.