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Instant Pot Brown Rice

The Instant Pot makes the perfect fluffy, sticky and delicious brown rice. With this hands off approach, you let your instant pot do all the hard work!

Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water or broth


  1. Place rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse rice under cold water. Drain well.

  2. Pour the rice into your instant pot. Then add water or broth. Make sure all the rice is in the liquid and no rice is stuck to the sides of the instant pot.

  3. Close the instant pot lid and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.

  4. Set the instant pot to cook on manual for 22 minutes.

  5. When it beeps you will know that the cook time has completed. Allow your rice to naturally release for at least 10 minutes. Do not open the steam valve and leave it sealed for this natural release.

  6. After the 10 minute natural release, push the steam valve to the venting position to allow any additional pressure to be released.

  7. Once all the pressure has released, open your instant pot and fluff your rice.

  8. Serve rice immediately. Store any leftovers or rice for future meals in airtight containers. Once completely cooled, place rice into the refrigerator.