Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice- Healthy Brown Basmati Rice

Brown basmati rice cooking in the Instant Pot…

Brown basmati rice is a healthy alternative to white basmati rice; it’s high in fiber, cholesterol-free, low in fat, and natural. Taste-wise, white basmati rice is aromatic & flavorful compared to brown basmati rice. For making biryani & pulao, I would strongly recommend using white basmati rice for making the best tasting biryani or pulao.

Brown rice & brown basmati rice are quite similar, however brown basmati rice is much more aromatic than brown rice.

In the Instant Pot, both brown rice & brown basmati rice have the same cooking time. White basmati rice can be cooked in just 6 minutes in the Instant Pot.

Here is the video for cooking brown rice & White basmati rice in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice- Healthy Brown Basmati Rice
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4 People
  • Brown Basmati Rice- 2 cups
  • Water- 2¼ cups
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  1. Rinse the brown basmati rice taken in a strainer under running water.
  2. If you prefer, you can soak the rice in water for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the rinsed brown basmati rice into the stainless steel pot.
  4. Season with salt.
  5. Add water, combine well.
  6. Close the Instant Pot with its lid.
  7. If using 7 in 1 DUO IP, turn the pressure release valve to SEALING.
  8. Select Pressure cook setting.
  9. Set time to 25 minutes at high pressure.
  10. After 25 minutes of pressure cooking, do a quick pressure release.
  11. Open the lid, fluff the rice with a fork.
  12. Let the rice rest in the stainless steel pot for 10 minutes before serving. Keep it covered.
  13. For making soft rice: for 2 cups rice, 2¼ cups water (1 :1¼ ratio) has to be added.
  14. For making crisp rice: for 2 cups rice, 2 cups water (1:1 ratio) to be added.