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Instant Pot Brown Rice

Instant pot Brown rice recipe with step by step procedure with 3 different types of brown rice recipe. Instant Pot Brown Rice is easy to make and comes out perfectly every time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 5
Calories: 131kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 ½ cup water for basmati rice 2 ¼ cup
  • ¼ teaspoon pink salt
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

Brown basmati rice

  • Rinse the brown rice with clean water 3 times and strain the water.
  • Add the rice into the inner pot, add water, oil, bay leaves, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Close the Instant Pot with its lid. Press the manual or pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Make sure the pressure valve is in the sealing position.
  • At the end of the timer, let the pressure release naturally.
  • After the pressure is released, open the pot and fluff the brown rice with a fork and enjoy!

Matta brown rice

  • Cooking time is less when you compared with brown basmati brown rice. It takes only 12 minutes under high pressure and the water ratio is 1: 1.5, like the medium-grain variety. 

Brown rice

  • The procedure is the same as before but for one small but important detail. Brown rice needs a little more water than the brown basmati kind. The water ratio for this brown rice is 1:1.5.
  • Rinse the rice with clean water 3 times and strain the water. Transfer the rice to the inner pot and add water, oil, bay leaves, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
    Close the Instant Pot with its lid. Press the manual or pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 24 minutes.
  • Make sure the pressure valve is in the sealing position. Once the 24 minutes are up, let the pressure release naturally.

Notes

  • Always rinse the rice with clean water 3 times and strain the water.
  • The addition of oil and salt is optional. 
  • keep the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  • Soaking the brown rice will lessen or reduce the cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 123mg | Calcium: 4mg