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How to Make Brown Basmati Rice | The Mama Maven Blog

How to Make Brown Basmati Rice in the Instant Pot

Nancy Johnson Horn, The Mama Maven Blog
Rice comes out so well in the Instant Pot. Here's how I make Brown Basmati Rice
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3 cups


  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon buttery spread or plant based butter spread
  • Optional: Spray the Instant Pot with oil spray or put a little olive oil on the bottom to prevent sticking


  • Add all the ingredients in the Instant Pot
  • Put on top and set valve to sealing, not venting
  • Let the rice cook for 22 minutes
  • After the time is up, do QR (quick release) - which is turning the know to venting and let the steam come out. Use a silicone mitt to turn the vent so you don't burn yourself.
  • Serve
  • Note, when I made this, the rice was much drier and a little stuck to the bottom of the pot. If you spray a non-aerosol spray, it will help (or add a little more water).