It is SO easy to cook Brown Rice in your Instant Pot! Goodbye 40 minute long cook times! This recipe will provide a fast, simple, and perfect-every-time recipe to make your weeknight dinners that much easier.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil to your Instant Pot. Pour in 1 cup rice and 1 ¼ cups water.
Cooking Your Rice
Put the lid on the Instant Pot and set the pressure to HIGH for 20 minutes.
When the cook cycle is complete, perform a quick release. Enjoy!
I use olive oil in the bottom of my pot just to prevent any sticking or burning. Butter has a lower smoke point than olive oil and we just don’t want your rice to burn..
Rinse your rice in a strainer to remove surface starch from the rice and allows the rice to cook more evenly.
There are so many options that you can choose to make brown rice tasty. My favorite is a simple approach of butter, salt, garlic, and onion powder. I swear, that combination can improve ANYTHING.
If your rice is burnt, you did not add enough water. If you are confident that you added enough in this batch, try adding another ¼ cup of liquid when you try again.
If your rice is hard, you might not have cooked it long enough. Check and make sure that you set your pressure cooker to HIGH. If your rice needs more time, cook it for another few minutes.
If you have watery rice, try cooking your rice for a few extra minutes until the extra water is soaked up.