How to Cook Brown Rice in Instant Pot
Serves: 5 People
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How to Cook Brown Rice In Instant Pot
Cooking brown rice vs white rice in instant pot is perfect for when you a need a healthy and easy brown rice recipe that won’t require any magic spells and is a bit different from a brown rice stove top recipe. Some instant pot rice cooker recipes have the option of cooking with pressure. For our brown rice instant pot recipe a budget-friendly rice cooker will suffice since we are using heat and steam to give the rice a fluffy texture. This brown rice recipe is perfect for a good source of carbohydrates to fuel your day and can be paired with a protein and veggie of your choice.
Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe Tools
1 cup measuring cup
1 Tbsp measuring spoon
Ingredients for This Easy Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe
1 Cup Brown Rice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic granulated
1 tsp Olive Oil (optional)
Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe Step-by-Step Guide:
Wash the rice under running water – this process removes excess starch, resulting in grains that are more separate when cooked. To rinse the rice, dump the rice in a strainer with a fine mesh. The fine mesh prevents the rice kernel from falling through the strainer but allows the water to flow through.
Pour one cup of brown rice into pot.
Brown Rice to Water Ratio: For Every 1 Cup of Brown Rice add 2 Cups of Water.
Pour one cup of water into pot with 1tsp of salt and the seasonings of your choice (1tsp of granulated garlic for a garlicky taste) then close the lid. Cook for 40 minutes with the lid closed.
Voilà ! Your healthy and tasty insta pot brown rice is cooked. Bon Appétit!
Suggestions For Our Brown Rice Recipe
Instant Pot Brown Rice Cooking Tip: Do Not Open the Instant Pot Lid During The Cooking Process! This would let the hot steam escape and changes cooking times. You will know your healthy brown rice recipe is almost done when steam begins to emerge from the vent of your instant pot.
What is the Water to Brown Rice Ratio? Use a 2 to 1 ratio. So, twice as much water as rice. Remember the rice will soak up much of the water so with too little water you will not obtain the right fluffy texture while with too much water your rice will be soggy.
Additions to our brown rice instant pot recipe: You can make dirty rice by adding ingredients like 1tsp of garlic or you can add some parsley leaves.
Serving suggestions for this brown rice instant pot recipe: Pair this with our easy lemon grilled chicken recipe, or if you prefer seafood – opt for the shrimp scampi recipe.