Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice

by lydia on May 31, 2016

Healthy food can be convenient and easy. If you don’t own an Instant Pot yet you aren’t benefiting from the most convenient cooking gadget ever. This pot saves my butt time and time again. I can make an easy meal without much fuss, I can even walk away and forget about it.

Brown rice has become so easy with the Instant Pot. Today, I want to share my method for making it. We eat rice once a week usually and I often rotate types of rice. Brown rice is more nutrient dense than white rice, though white may be easier to digest for those with impaired digestion. I love the dense texture and nutty flavor of brown rice. To make it even more nutritious I cook it in bone broth. Preferably fish broth when the meal I’m having pairs well with that flavor. Because fish broth is higher in selenium and since rice tends to be naturally higher in arsenic I like to make sure I get selenium to help my body carry the excess selenium out.

Check out my easy peasy brown rice recipe for the Instant Pot

it turns out perfectly every time.

Brown rice


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Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2.5 cups water or bone broth of any kind
  • ½ tsp. of sea salt
  1. Add the rice to your Instant Pot.
  2. Add water or broth then salt.
  3. Close and lock the lid.
  4. Press Manual and then use the time button and choose 22 minutes pressure cooking time.
  5. When time is up, open the cooker using the 10-minute natural pressure release. Basically just allow the timer to go into keep warm mode for 10 minutes before releasing pressure

I particularly like to make brown rice when I serve stir fry, namely veggie heavy seafood stir fries or even fried rice. You can whip up a batch and save extras for leftovers.

Alaska Fish Broth is an excellent resource for purchasing salmon and wild halibut broth. A colleague of mine makes it and I had the privilege of sampling when I attended the Nutritional Therapy Conference in Portland back in March.

Bone broth is all the rage these days and for good reason. If you’ve never made your own, especially fish broth, definitely give this broth a try. You can feel the healing power this broth provides as soon as you sip it.


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Heather June 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

I am going to try this with sprouted brown rice. I found that you need more water with sprouted grains?

lydia June 4, 2016 at 4:36 pm

I would think the opposite would be true. I have not yet tried this method with sprouted rice so I cannot advise. Let us know if you do and how it goes.

Tally erp 9 June 6, 2016 at 6:21 am

This sounds amazing!

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