Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice

Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice

The Instant Pot is a game changer in my house. It’s not just great for meals, it’s great for meal prep and it makes ah-mazing rice. Here’s an easy, foolproof way to make Instant Pot brown basmati rice. The real key to this recipe is adding just a touch of olive oil and salt to the water before cooking.

Gather up your ingredients.

Ingredients for Instant Pot brown basmati rice

Rinse the rice! When you rinse rice before you cook it, you remove surface starches from the grain. These starches can gum up your rice and cause it to become sticky while cooking and then cook unevenly.

Add the rinsed rice, olive oil, and salt to the instant pot. Stir.

Add ingredients to the Instant Pot

Seal the pot and set to cook on high pressure for 24 minutes. Be sure the vent is sealed.

Allow for a natural release and then fluff with a fork.

To store the rice, allow it to cool and then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 6 days.

If you love this Instant Pot brown basmati rice recipe, you may also like my Instant Pot quinoa, Instant Pot spaghetti squash, and Instant Pot steel cut oats.

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Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice

Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice

Instant Pot Brown basmati rice.  24 minutes on high in the Instant Pot.  Add a bit of olive oil and salt to enhance the nutty flavor of the rice.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 min + natural release
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

2 cups brown basmati rice
2 1/2 cups of water
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice and add it to the Instant Pot.  Pour in the water, add the salt and olive oil.  Stir and set on high pressure for 24 minutes.
  2. Allow natural release, then fluff with a fork.

Notes

To store the rice, allow it to cool and then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 6 days

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