Instant Pot Brown Rice

This Instant Pot Brown Rice is pressured cooked in a beef and chicken broth combination and tossed with sauteed mushrooms and diced green onions. This is the most flavorful and perfectly cooked rice you'll ever make! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Brown Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 123 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 16 oz. white button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth can also use water
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth can also use water
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice *NOT Instant/Minute rice*
  • ½ cup green onions diced
US Customary - Metric


  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté and add the butter and mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms have decreased in size and browned, about 6 minutes.
  2. Remove the mushrooms from the pan and keep the pot on Sautee mode. Add in the chicken broth and deglaze the pan but scraping up any brown bits left on the bottom of the pot. This will enhance the flavor of the rice but will also help to prevent the burn message from appearing during pressure cooking.
  3. Add the beef broth and the rice. Stir and cover the pot, ensuring the vent is sealed.
  4. Pressure cook for 22 minutes, (or 24 minutes for higher altitudes).
  5. Let the pressure valve naturally release. After ten minutes, you can flip the valve to release any remaining pressure and open the lid.
  6. Stir the mushrooms back into the pot. Top with green onions and serve!

Recipe Notes

-Onions can be sautéed along with the mushrooms if desired.

-This recipe can easily be doubled in a 6-quart Instant Pot (or larger) to make 8 servings.

-Additional seasoning options include parsley, turmeric, garlic/onion powder

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Brown Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Potassium 283mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 5.4%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.