How To Cook Brown Rice In The Instant Pot

I love my Instant Pot! The more I use it, the more I fall in love with it! A few months ago I started searching for how to cook brown rice in the Instant Pot and I finally have a method that we all like!

If you haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot crazy fan club yet, I’ll try to convince you. I use my Instant Pot as the pressure cooker and as a crock pot. Recently I used it both ways for a recipe and it was so wonderful! You can use it as a yogurt maker and so many other ways!

I’ve honestly just touched the surface with what I can use this amazing kitchen tool for. I haven’t begun to do anything fancy with it, like make cheesecake. I want to get some more accessories to use, but for now I love it for cooking chicken, potatoes, soups, and making brown rice!

Making brown rice in the instant pot

Making brown rice in the instant pot is so easy! I love that you can put it in, walk away and not even think about coming back to check on it!

I use four ingredients, brown rice, chicken broth or chicken bouillon that I get from Costco, parsley and water. I really don’t know why I always put parsley in, I just like parsley so I always sprinkle some in. ūüôā If I am out of chicken broth I add salt, but if I’m using chicken broth I don’t see the need to add extra salt.

Making brown rice in the instant pot

Recipe for Brown Rice

1 cup brown rice (can be short or long grain)

1 ¬Ĺ cup water or chicken broth (most people say to do a 1.1 ratio of water and rice. You can do this as well, I just found we prefer the rice to be softer so I add extra liquid).

A dash of dried parsley (anywhere from ¬Ĺ tsp to 1 tsp)

If using water, add some chicken bouillon to flavor the rice. I love the natural bouillon that Costco sells!

Add all of these ingredients together in the instant pot, close the lid and turn the Instant Pot on manual.

Adjust the + button to 22 minutes.

Making brown rice in the instant pot

Make sure you turn the vent lock to closed.

It takes several minutes for the Instant Pot to heat up, and once it reaches the heat needed it will start counting down from 22 minutes.

You can walk away and leave it. Once the time is over it will automatically shut off and can naturally release the pressure around 20 minutes afterward.

If you need the rice right away, you can manually release it. I just use a butter knife and lift the vent up and over to let the pressure release, then you can open the lid. Make sure you know that a lot of steam will come out!¬†Don’t do this where the steam will go directly in someone’s face (I never let a child near me when I vent my Instant Pot), and don’t have it pointing directly to a cabinet.

Making brown rice in the instant pot

This is how it looks when you open it up!

Making brown rice in the instant pot

And this is all fluffed up. You can see it is a little more sticky since I add more water, so feel free to do the 1.1 ratio (1 cup water to 1 cup brown rice) if your family prefers that.

It’s really easy to do, so give it a try if you haven’t yet!






Lilla Rose Black Friday Sale!

It’s the biggest sale of the year for Lilla Rose, so you don’t want to miss out!

Everything is up to 60% off, (yes, I know the graphic says 50% off but I spotted a few 60% off Flexi Clips!!) and if you have not tried a Flexi Clip before, this is the perfect time!

The December Flexi Clip was just released today and it is so beautiful! I can’t wait to get mine in the mail! It’s 30% off during the sale, which is fantastic for a Flexi of the Month clip!

Plus, they also brought back all of the previous Flexi of the month clips that you might have missed from 2017!

Look at all of the new releases!!!!

Free shipping on orders of $75.00 or more, which includes international orders! Don’t miss out!



Maternity Tanks, Winter Maxi Skirts and More!

There are some really cute deals on Jane today that I wanted to share!

What a lovely gift for babies and toddlers! These classic sleeping cloth dolls are $14.99, normally $24.99 and I love how sweet they are!

Get these slouchy beanie hats for $9.99, normally $39.99. They would make great stocking stuffers!

Here is a great deal on maternity tanks! Get this extra long maternity tank for just $8.99, normally $19.99.

Are you pregnant and needing to stay warm this winter? Here is a fantastic deal on fleece lined maternity leggings that you can wear under skirts and dresses! Just $6.99 a pair, normally $29.99 each! There are several different colors to pick from!

I love these name signs! I’ve thought about getting some for my girls. They come unpainted, but then you can pint them whatever color you want. I would hang these above a child’s bed. You can get a personalized wood sign for $15.99, normally $54.99.

You can get this maxi skirt in winter colors for $12.99, normally $29.99. They have some pretty colors to choose from!


Introducing The Well Ordered Kitchen!

I’m beyond excited to finally show you all the huge project we have been working on.

Ecstatic might be a better word!

Sean and I have been working on creating a kitchen planner since January. Sean in particular has been at¬†his computer designing page after page and coming up with new ideas of what to include. I’ve been the person he bounces¬†ideas off of and asks for practical tips since I’m the one actually in the kitchen!

Months later…we are ever so pleased to introduce to you The Well Ordered Kitchen, the only kitchen menu planner that you will ever need!

But wait. It’s so much more than just a few menu planning pages!

The Deluxe and Premium version has over 95 pages included; that’s right – over¬†95 pages!¬†There are¬†monthly and weekly menu planning sheets, grocery shopping lists, over 130 labels to print off and use in the kitchen, quick reference sheets (in mason jar graphics!), recipe sheets and cards, recipe dividers, some of our family favorite recipes, and much more!

The theme of the planner is mason jars, but you won’t find cutesy little mason jar graphics scattered everywhere. Instead, Sean kept the planner clean and fresh, with custom graphics he personally designed. He made sure to leave plenty of room for you to write your menu plans and recipes down.

There are 3 different versions of the Well Ordered Kitchen!

The Basic Version 

The basic version includes 12 thoughtfully designed kitchen planner pages and is a great place to start if you’re just looking for the bare necessities. It includes weekly and monthly meal planning pages, a master grocery list, a full-letter recipe sheet along with a custom recipe divider sheet, a mason jar shaped quick reference chart, and more!

The Deluxe Version

The deluxe version is truly the ultimate kitchen planner. With over 95 pages, this version includes everything in the basic version and adds a whole lot more! The deluxe version includes multiple meal planning page versions, pantry and freezer inventory sheets, 8 additional mason jar shaped quick-reference guides, 3 recipe card designs along with 36 recipe card dividers, 5 custom kitchen helper sheets, over 130 pantry organization labels, and much more!

The Premium Version

Finally, there’s the premium version. As if the deluxe version wasn’t enough already, the premium version includes the 95+ page Well Ordered Kitchen planner and adds a detailed video tutorial which walks you through every page of your planner. There’s also an video tour of a kitchen that has been extremely well organized to provide you with some inspiration to create your own “well ordered kitchen”. Also included is a custom hand drawn art print of the Well Ordered Kitchen Mason jar for you to print out and display in your home! Finally, you’ll be given exclusive access to the Well Ordered Kitchen private Facebook group where you’ll find tips and inspiration for meal planning, recipes, kitchen organization and more!

Sean and I are so pleased to be able to offer this resource to you all. We’ve put a lot of thought and hard work into making it a truly useful tool in the kitchen. We can’t wait to see what you do with it as you continue on your homemaking journey!