I love my instant pot. There! I said it. The secret is out.
Let’s be real though. This isn’t a secret. I love anything that saves me time and effort and the Instant Pot is just one of those tools. I especially like to save time in the kitchen when it comes to making my weekly staples. It’s so nice to make a big pot of brown rice on Monday and then portion it out for the rest of the week. You can even freeze it if you don’t think you’ll get to it soon enough!
What’s awesome about making rice in an Instant Pot is the reduced cook time. Anytime I have ever made rice on the stove I have always forgotten it as it oftentimes takes over an hour! Pressure cooking typically cuts this time in half meaning you will have more time to watch Netflix and hang out with your cats. Way more important if you ask me!
So do future you a tremendous solid and make this Instant Pot brown rice. You will be doing your body, schedule, and budget a favor by planning a little in advance. If you like me find yourself unable to commit to full on meal prep, this is a productive step in the right direction. Knowing you have an awesome base for a ton of healthy meals in your fridge will help keep your eating on track.Print
Instant Pot Brown Rice
Get the perfect brown rice in just 30 minutes using your Instant Pot!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 22 minutes
- Total Time: 27 minutes
- Yield: 8 cups 1x
- Category: How To
- Cuisine: Vegan
2 1/2 cups brown rice
3 cups water
1. Using a fine mesh sieve, rinse brown rice thoroughly under cold, running water. Place rinsed rice in the bowl of your Instant Pot and cover with water.
2. Secure lid onto instant pot and set to “pressure cook” (or “manual” if you have an older model) for 22 minutes on high pressure. Make sure vent is set to the “sealing” position. Once the time is up, allow pot to release pressure naturally for about 10 minutes before shifting vent to “venting” position. Allow pressure to release completely before opening pot.
Keywords: vegan, instant pot, brown rice
*This recipe is not my own but an adaptation of several I have seen around the web.