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How To Cook Instant Pot Brown Rice In 3 Simple Steps

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So you’ve heard about the Instant Pot and how great it is, but you aren’t sure what to make first. Well we have a simple solution: Instant Pot Brown Rice! It’s delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare with our three step guide. Follow along for an easy method that will leave your family wanting more of this tasty grain.

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You love the Instant Pot because of its cooking efficiency and how quickly it can get dinner on the table, but sometimes people are intimidated by all the buttons or worried they won’t cook their food properly. If this sounds like you then don’t worry; we have a three-step guide to making brown rice in record time!

Is Brown Rice Healthier Than White Rice?

Brown rice is healthier than white rice because the brown variety has more nutrients and fewer calories. White rice is made by removing the bran and germ of brown rice, which removes dietary fiber that can help regulate glucose levels in diabetics. White rice also does not have any nutritional vitamins found in brown rice.

Nutrition In Brown Rice

Brown rice is a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium. This can help lower blood pressure, promote bone health and improve thyroid function. Brown rice also provides protein!

How Much Fiber Is In Whole Grains?

Whole grains contain more fiber than refined grains so they are typically healthier. A fiber-rich diet can help with our digestive health and reduce cholesterol levels. Whole grains are also more filling than refined grains, so you’ll feel fuller after eating which helps with weight loss.

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Ingredients needed For Instant Pot Brown Rice

  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 2 cups water

One cup of brown rice serves 3 people!

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HOW TO cook brown rice in the pressure cooker

Cooking brown rice is simply and easy. Here is our three step method to getting the perfect brown rice. Be aware that sometimes depending on the brand of your rice a recipe may not work out perfectly. In which case you may need to make a small adjustment to work out what works for you in your pot in your location.

STEP ONE: ADD YOUR BROWN RICE TO THE INSTANT POt

Place water into the electric pressure cooker. Add the rice and stir.

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STEP TWO: PRESSURE COOK YOUR BROWN RICE

Cover the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program the electric pressure cooker using “manual” or “pressure cook” for 15 minutes.

Allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes prior to quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.

STEP THREE: Fluff Your Rice

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Carefully remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.

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Your brown rice is now ready to serve!

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What to Serve With Brown Rice?

Ever wondered what to serve with brown rice?

Brown Rice goes well with so many dishes. Here are a few of my top suggestions of meals to serve with brown rice:

  • Curry: Brown rice pairs well with curry dishes because it provides a soft, mushy texture.
  • Mushroom Risotto: Brown rice is perfect in risottos and mushroom risottos are delicious!
  • Lettuce Wraps: Brown rice has a nutty flavor which goes great with almost any vegetarian meal.
  • Soups: Like: brown rice is perfect for soups because it provides the right, mushy texture.
  • Stir Fry: Try using brown rice in your next stir fry for a new twist on an old favorite.
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Is Brown Rice Expensive?

Brown rice is much cheaper than other whole grains such as quinoa or wild rice. It’s a great value option and often can be found in the bulk section so you don’t have to buy too much at one time!

Buying Tips And Storage

When buying brown rice, look for a package with a sell-by date to ensure freshness. Store brown rice in an airtight container or bag and keep it in a cool, dry place for up to six months.

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Yield: 6

Instant Pot Brown Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe is very quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Brown Rice
  • 2 Cups Water

Instructions

    Place water into the electric pressure cooker. Add the rice and stir.

    Cover the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program the electric pressure cooker using “manual” or “pressure cook” for 15 minutes.

    Allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes prior to quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.

    Carefully remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.

    Your brown rice is now ready to serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has studied nutrition for children and has also taught cooking skills to adults. Angela loves to share family meals and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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