Instant Pot brown jasmine rice is a flavorful and nutritious whole grain that’s the perfect accompaniment to curries, stir-fries, and more. In about 30 minutes, you can make the perfect Instant Pot brown rice using this simple recipe.
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What is Brown Jasmine Rice?
Jasmine brown rice is an unpolished, whole-grain version of white jasmine rice. It has a special nutty flavor and chewy texture while retaining the aroma that jasmine rice is known for.
Jasmine brown rice is more nutritious than white rice since it contains bran and germ which provide fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Brown rice is great for serving with curries, stir-fries, and more.
Learn more about your Instant Pot…
- Natural vs Quick Release: What are the different types of steam release and when should you use them?
- Instant Pot Tips and FAQs: What are some of the most commonly asked questions about the Instant Pot?
- Instant Pot Not Sealing: Why is your Instant Pot not sealing and what can you do to fix it?
- Common Instant Pot Problems: What are the most common problems encountered by Instant Pot users and how to solve them.
- Instant Pot Sous Vide: If you have a Sous Vide button on your Instant Pot, learn how to use it for perfectly cooked foods.
Why Cook Jasmine Brown Rice in Instant Pot?
Cooking jasmine brown rice on the stove can be inconsistent because the burner can distribute heat unevenly, leading to hot and cool spots.
This causes parts of the rice to be undercooked while other parts end up mushy. Evaporation also makes it harder for the rice to say hydrated.
Cooking rice in a rice cooker works well, but I haven’t used one in years because the Instant Pot makes perfect rice and it’s one less appliance I have to get out.
The Instant Pot is the perfect way to cook foolproof brown rice every time. The rice cooks evenly and thoroughly under pressure, so you get tender grains with a bite, but no crunchy or hard pieces.
❤️ WHY USE THE INSTANT POT TO MAKE BROWN JASMINE RICE?
- The Instant Pot allows you to just set it and forget it – no need to constantly watch the stove. This gives you consistent results every single time.
- Cooking brown rice is much quicker in the Instant Pot than on the stovetop.
- The sealed environment of the pressure cooker retains more of the natural nutrients in the brown rice that can be lost through steaming on the stove.
- Making rice on the stovetop can cause the water to overflow. The Instant Pot doesn’t have this issue, which makes cleanup easy.
- The Keep Warm setting is perfect for keeping the rice ready to serve if your meal is not quite ready yet.
- You can cook big batches for meal prep throughout the week. This brown jasmine rice recipe can be easily doubled or tripled, depending on the capacity of your Instant Pot.
💡 Tips for Instant Pot Brown Jasmine Rice
How to get light and fluffy grains
- Giving the rice a good rinse before cooking removes excess starches that can make it heavy and clumpy.
- Fluffing it with a fork after opening the lid separates the grains as it rests.
How to prevent sticking
- Spritzing the pot with oil before adding the rice helps prevent it from sticking.
- Using a nonstick inner pot is also very effective.
- Letting the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes gives time for the rice to settle before you vent the remaining steam.
Refrigerate unused rice immediately or within 2 hours. Leftover rice should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Using the Pot in Pot Method
Cooking brown rice in a separate bowl placed directly in the Instant Pot is great for smaller batches or easier cleanup. See my pot-in-pot brown rice recipe for step-by-step instructions.
Add more flavor
You can increase the flavor by adding any of the following ingredients to the rice when it’s being pressure cooked:
- Bay leaf
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Chicken broth instead of water
- White miso
- Lime juice
- Lemon juice
- Soy sauce
If you soaked the rice ahead of time, it may end up mushy and sticky. For this recipe, you just need to rinse the rice. It’s also possible that you need to add a little less water.
To double the recipe, use 4 cups of rice and 5 cups of water. Just make sure you don’t go over the ½ full mark. Keep the cooking time the same.
You can halve the recipe by using one cup of rice and 1 ¼ cups of water. Keep the cooking time the same.
Yes, rinsing removes excess starch and prevents the grains from clumping together.
You can use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water for more flavor.
🧂 Instant Pot Brown Jasmine Rice Ingredients
Quantities provided in the recipe card at the bottom of this post
📝 How to Cook Brown Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
- Add rice and water to the Instant Pot
- Pressure cook the rice and release pressure
- Fluff the rice
Add Rice and Water to Instant Pot
- Place the rinsed rice in the Instant Pot.
- Add water to the Instant Pot.
Program the Instant Pot and release pressure
- Close the lid.
- Program the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 22 minutes.
- The display will go from On to 22:00. The float valve will go up after a few minutes. The display will count down to 00:00.
- Do a 15 minute natural release of pressure. Wait 15 minutes and release any remaining pressure. Once the float valve goes down, the lid can be opened.
Fluff the Rice
- Once the rice is cooked, it may appear sticky or wet.
- Fluff up the cooked rice with a rice paddle or fork. Let the rice rest for a few minutes for perfect Instant Pot brown jasmine rice. The rice paddle that comes with some Instant Pots is very useful!
Instant Pot Tips and Tricks
Learn about how to use the Delay Start feature, which allows you to begin pressure cooking at a future time.
Pot in Pot
Find out how to use the Pot in Pot cooking method, which allows you to cook multiple foods together.
Find out how long to cook any type of food in the Instant Pot and what method of pressure release to use.
More Instant Pot Rice Recipes
- Instant Pot brown basmati rice is another brown rice that’s a great substitute for its counterpart, white basmati rice. This recipe can be used for other long grain brown rice varieties too.
- Try making pot in pot brown rice using the PIP method for smaller quantities of rice and easy cleanup.
- The pot in pot rice technique for white rice is convenient and comes out perfect every time.
Brown Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot
- Rinse rice thoroughly till water runs clear. There's no need to soak rice.
- Place rice and water in the Instant Pot inner pot. Add salt and ghee if using. Stir to combine and close the lid.
- Pressure cook on High Pressure for 22 minutes. **
- Once pressure cooking is complete, allow the Instant Pot to do a natural pressure release (NPR) or a 15-minute natural release if you're short on time. Open the lid. [Read More: The Different Pressure Release Methods]
- Open the Instant Pot and fluff the rice with a fork and let the rice rest for a few minutes before serving.
- * You can add between ½ and 1 teaspoon of salt per cup of dry rice.
- ** If you want the rice to be more al dente or chewy, decrease the pressure cooking time to 21 minutes. Increase pressure cooking time by 1 minute for softer rice.
- For 1 cup of rice, use 1 ¼ cup of water.
- Different brands of rice may need a bit more water. I use Dynasty rice.
- See the blog post for more detailed recipe tips. You don’t want to miss any!
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