Cooking brown rice doesn’t have to be a daunting, time-consuming task. Making it in the Instant Pot takes one-third of the time and it is completely hands off. You simply add all the ingredients and let the pressure cooker do the work.
I like to cook a large batch of brown rice at a time. Each batch gets split up for several meals and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to three months. To freeze rice, let it cool completely after cooking. Then spread it in a thin layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a baking liner and freeze. Once frozen, you can transfer the rice to a freezer bag. Freezing in a thin layer prevents it from freezing in a solid block.
Cooking your rice in advance can save you major time when you’re ready to cook dinner. You can reheat refrigerated or frozen rice in a non-stick skillet or use the rice to bulk up your meals.
My favorite thing to do with cooked rice is make skillet meals by adding a protein, some vegetables and some seasonings to kick it up. Take two cups of cooked rice, add one cup of salsa and one drained and rinsed can of black beans. Sauté it so the flavors can come together and top with cooked taco meat for a delicious Taco Bowl.Print
Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice
Have perfect brown rice on the table in a fraction of the time by cooking it in the Instant Pot.
- Prep Time: 1 min
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 16 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- Category: Sides
- Method: Instant Pot
- 1 cup Brown Rice
- 1 1/4 cup Water
- 1 tsp Salt
- Place Rice, Water and Salt in the Instant Pot. Stir to combine.
- Cook on High Pressure for 15 minutes.
- Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then release pressure.
- Lightly stir with a rubber spatula to allow remaining moisture to evaporate
This recipe is a ratio. It can be doubled, tripled or even halved based on how much rice you need with the same cook time.
Keywords: instant pot
If you like this recipe, check out my Slow Cooker Black Beans for another easy side.