Pressure Cooker Brown Rice

Pressure cooker brown rice in a bowl and a spoon on the tabletop

5 from 2 reviews

Pressure Cooker (aka Instant Pot) Brown Rice is a quick and easy side to any meal. Perfectly soft and tender rice and completely hands off!


  • 2 cups brown rice (any variety)
  • 2 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Add rice, chicken broth, and salt to the pressure cooker pot and stir.
  2. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 24 minutes.
  3. When cooking is complete, use a full natural release, or if in a hurry, release pressure after it rests for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure
  4. Fluff the rice with a fork.  Serve immediately.


  • Freeze any extra rice in resealable freezer bags.  I love having it on hand for quick rice bowl dinners and fried rice
  • Cook rice in broth for extra flavor
  • Rinse rice for a more separated grain, DO NOT rinse for a stickier rice

Keywords: rice, brown rice, healthy side dish