Pressure Cooking Brown Rice in the Instant Pot

Pressure Cooking Brown Rice in the Instant Pot

WATCH THIS VIDEO to see how I pressure cooked brown rice in my new Instant Pot.

Ever since my 7 in 1 Duo Instant Pot arrived, I have really enjoyed more gaming, watching Tv and working at my desk.  Cooking with the Instant Pot can barely be called 'cooking'.  All I have to do is fill the pot with whatever I'm in the mood to eat, put on the lid, push a button and go back to what I was doing.  I don't have to return to the electric cooker when it's finished cooking because it automatically goes into a Keep Warm mode afterwards.

Some would argue popping a dish in the microwave, closing the door and pushing a button is not cooking. So am I really cooking when I use my electric pressure cooker slash slow cooker slash yogurt maker?

Well anyhoo, let me share with you the uber simple steps to pressure cooking brown rice in the Instant Pot.

To serve four, you'll need 2 cups brown rice and 2 1/2 cups water.

Add rice to the Instant Pot, being careful to remove any stray grains from the top edge of the inner pot. Add water.

Close and lock the lid. Press [Manual] and then use the [-] button to choose 22 minutes pressure cooking time.
When time is up, let the cooker go into "Keep Warm" mode and count 10 minutes. Then press [Cancel] and twist the steam release handle on the lid to "Venting" position.  Be careful some hot steam may escape from the steam release handle.

Brown Rice pressure cooked in Instant Pot

  • Sue

    Did you use a regular measuring cup of the one that came with the pot?

  • kjhkjhkjh

    what pressure? you only give 1/2 the recipe if you aren’t specifying the pressure.

    • Samantha Brown

      She said to use “manual.” She gave the directions perfectly.

      • asdfasdf

        No, she forgot to specify high/low pressure.

        • Samantha Brown

          My “manual” doesn’t have a high/low pressure. You simply chose manual and the amount of time, like she said. Perhaps there are other versions of Instapot with a high and low for manual but mine doesn’t have that and probably neither does hers.

          • Sean Kennedy

            My instant pot also has a choice of low or high pressure on manual setting. Confused as to which to use.

          • Samantha Brown

            Hmmm. Maybe a google search will help? I know that the instruction book that came with my InstaPot wasn’t helpful but perhaps, since you have a different version, yours is better? Otherwise I guess trial and error :(. When you find out what works for you, maybe come back and let everyone who has an InstaPot like yours know what you did? Only if you have time on your hands :). Best of luck!

          • Sean Kennedy

            I used high pressure and it seemed to come out well, though I am not a rice connoisseur. Perhaps next time I will try low pressure and see what happens.