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Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian, global
Keyword: instant pot, make ahead, meal prep
Servings: 5 cups
Author: aline_shaw


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 cups of uncooked, long grain brown rice rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp of Brazilian sofrito or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 cups Cooking liquid water, sometimes I use stock


  • With your instant pot on saute mode, heat up the olive oil, then add in the Brazilian sofrito.
  • Saute a minute or two, until fragrant, then add in the rinsed rice to the pot.
  • Add in the salt, and stir to combine.
  • Add in the 2 1/4 cups of water, turn the pot off. Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the steam valve to the sealing position.
  • Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook (manual) at high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • When it beeps to let you know that the cook time has finished, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • After the 10 minute natural release, carefully turn the steam valve to the venting position and release the remaining pressure manually. When you can, carefully open the Instant Pot lid.
  • Fluff with a fork, and serve!