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 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. 🙂 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.
Recipe for Brown Rice
1 cup brown rice (can be short or long grain)
1 ½ 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 ½ 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.
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.
This is how it looks when you open it up!
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!