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Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Cooking up this brown basmati rice in my Instant Pot is a breeze. It's foolproof, really. Just rinse, combine, cook, and fluff. Perfectly tender grains every time, ready to pair with your favorite dishes.

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Brown basmati rice - sounds simple, right? But nailing the perfect fluffy texture and nutty flavor can be tricky. Well, not anymore! Using my Instant Pot, I've fine-tuned my brown basmati rice recipe to perfection. Easy to make and delicious to eat, this whole grain rice is a must-try for any home cook. Ready to give it a whirl? Stick around as I spill the beans on how to make this tasty, healthy side dish.

Ingredients for Brown Basmati Rice in the Instant Pot

  • Brown basmati rice: Nutty flavor and chewy texture add depth to the dish, providing a healthier alternative to white rice.
  • Water: Essential for cooking the rice in the Instant Pot, ensuring proper absorption and perfect texture for the final dish.

Essential Tools for Making Brown Basmati Rice

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the brown basmati rice quickly and efficiently.
  • Measuring cup: Needed to accurately measure the rice and water for the perfect rice-to-water ratio.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 22 minutes

Total time: 27 minutes


  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • 1.5 cups water
  • Salt to taste


  1. Rinse the brown basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In the Instant Pot, combine the rinsed rice, water, and salt.
  3. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 22 minutes.
  4. Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.
  5. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 218 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Protein: 5 g | Total Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 0 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 0 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 83 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 0 µg | Vitamin C: 0 mg

Tips for Prepping and Storing Brown Basmati Rice

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the brown basmati rice as directed in the recipe.
  • Allow the rice to cool completely.
  • Store the rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the brown basmati rice as directed in the recipe.
  • Allow the rice to cool completely.
  • Place the rice in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Brown basmati rice is a whole grain that retains its outer layer, the bran, which gives it a nutty flavor and chewy texture.

Common Questions About Cooking Brown Basmati Rice in the Instant Pot

Can I use white basmati rice instead of brown basmati rice in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute white basmati rice for brown basmati rice in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly as white rice cooks faster.
How can I add more flavor to the rice?
You can add aromatics like garlic, onion, or ginger to the rice before cooking. You can also use broth instead of water for added flavor.
Is it necessary to rinse the rice before cooking?
Rinsing the rice helps remove excess starch and ensures the grains cook up fluffy and separate. It's recommended but not absolutely necessary.
Can I double the recipe in the instant pot?
Yes, you can double the recipe as long as you do not fill the instant pot past the maximum fill line. You may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.
How should I store any leftover rice?
Allow the leftover rice to cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat before serving.

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