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Brown Basmati Rice Recipe - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Perfectly cooked Brown Basmati rice made in an instant pot or pressure cooker.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Thai
Keyword: instant pot brown rice
Diet: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Servings: 2
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Meeta Arora




  • Wash brown rice until the water runs clear.
  • Add water and rice to the instant pot insert. If using, add the oil and salt.
  • Start the instant pot in manual or pressure cook mode for 22 mins at high pressure with vent in sealing position.
  • When the instant pot beeps, do 10 minutes natural pressure release, which means release the pressure manually 10 minutes after the instant pot beeps.
  • Fluff the rice with a ladle or fork. Rice is ready to be served with your favorite curry.


  • If you like very soft rice, then increase the amount of water by 1/4 cup. 
  • Cooking time remains the same even if you double or half the recipe. 
  • This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Programmable Pressure Cooker.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 595mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.4mg