Brown Rice in Instant Pot

Instant Pot Brown Jasmine Rice. An easy recipe for fragrant and nutty brown jasmine rice-an excellent healthy alternative to white rice. Best with Thai Curries. By Spice Cravings. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Brown Jasmine rice is a variety of long grain rice originally grown in Thailand.

It is one of the popular varieties of Asian rice due to its nutty flavor and floral aroma.  When cooked, it has a little bite to it.

Sometimes called Thai jasmine rice or Thai rice, this rice pairs very well with most curries and grilled meats.

Brown Rice vs White Rice

Brown rice tends to be a healthier choice than white rice since it doesn’t go through the milling process to make it white.  Since it retains its ‘brown’ husk, it also ends up retaining more fiber and many essential nutrients.

Brown rice is often recommended as a healthier alternative to white rice, because it is more nutritious.  I use the Instant Pot in this recipe to prepare instant pot brown jasmine rice.

Personal Preferences

Almost every culture has their unique rice recipes and there are many types of rice to choose from.  For example, basmati rice is one of the popular rice in India.

Everyone likes their rice a certain way.   So, the end result can vary between a sticky texture to firm kernels.  Which is why cooking time and water-to-rice ratio is different for everyone.

Also, the time and water ratio is different for short grain brown rice.

How to Cook Brown Rice

I did many experiments with cooking times and water ratios to find the perfect combination for Brown Jasmine rice.

I found that Basmati Rice had similar results.  Here is what I realized:

My family likes our rice to be in between soft and firm.  So, the ratio of 1 cup rice to 1 cup + 2 tablespoons water + 1 teaspoon ghee/oil, Manual (High) 22 minutes, NPR, works best for us. We typically eat our rice with curries or stir-frys.

If you like your rice more firm than soft, then a 1: 1 ratio, Manual (High) 20 minutes, NPR.

If you like your rice more soft and fluffy, 1:1.25 ratio, Manual (High) 22 minutes, NPR.

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Instant Pot Brown Jasmine Rice. An easy recipe for fragrant and nutty brown jasmine rice-an excellent healthy alternative to white rice. Best with Thai Curries. By Spice Cravings. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
Brown Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

An easy recipe in the instant pot for fragrant and nutty brown jasmine rice-an excellent healthy alternative to white rice. Pairs extremely well with Thai Curries. 

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Thai
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 180 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown jasmine rice
  • 1 cup water +2 tablespoons for softer texture
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Turn on Instant Pot. Add rice, water, salt and oil. Stir. Close the lid. Set valve to 'Sealing'. Press MANUAL (High) for 22 minutes.
  2. Wait for natural pressure release (NPR). Open lid. Fluff rice with a fork.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Brown Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 295mg 12%
Potassium 127mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g 6%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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