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Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi Brown Rice

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Learn how to get that perfectly cooked Ninja Foodi brown rice each and every time. Instant Pot brown rice that is fluffy, tender, and perfect to eat alone or dress up with your favorite ingredients.

Pressure cooker brown rice is so simple, and once you master the recipe as we did here, you never have to struggle with rice again. It really doesn't matter which pressure cooker you decide to use.

Once you learn how to make rice in the pressure cooker, you'll never go back. Spanish rice is another Instant Pot rice recipe that I love to make.

brown rice in white bowl

Skip the rice cooker and make pressure cooker rice today! I share the proper brown rice to water ratio, tips, and set you up for success.

Simplify your weeknight meals or meal prep rice to pair with your main dish.

Why You Will Love This Ninja Foodi Brown Rice Recipe

  • 2 ingredients are all it takes
  • Fluffy
  • Tender
  • Delicious
  • Makes a great side dish
  • No-fuss recipe
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Ingredients For Instant Pot Brown Rice

Brown Rice or brown basmati rice and water are all it takes to make this rice. This is a base recipe, but you can always add in fresh herbs and seasonings if you would like.

How Do You Make Instant Pot Brown Rice

Start by pouring the water into the Instant Pot, and then pour the brown rice in.

Gently stir the rice and then place the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Do a manual cook for 15 minutes, with a 5 minute natural release of pressure.

You will then press off the remaining pressure and open the lid. Fluff the rice with a fork, and then serve up this perfectly cooked rice.

instant pot brown rice in white bowl

Ninja Foodi Brown Rice Storage

You can then take your rice and pair with dinner, use for meal prepping, etc. Store your rice in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days in the fridge.

If you go to reheat you can add a little water or broth in to reheat it, so it doesn't dry out.

Your brown rice can be frozen for 2-3 months. Just place in a freezer bag or container, and freeze. Then thaw in the fridge or reheat from frozen.

If you're in love with easy rice recipes, you'll also want to try this Ninja Foodi chicken and rice dish. And yes, you can also make Ninja Foodi white rice. This Crockpot Chicken and Rice is also good if you want to toss ingredients in a crockpot and go about your day.

spoonful of instant pot brown rice

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Ninja Foodi Brown Rice Recipe FAQs

Is cooking rice in ninja foodi the same as instapot?

Yes, you will find if you use the pressure cooker lid you will cook your rice the same as you would in the instapot.

Is brown rice healthier?

Brown rice compared to white rice is a bit healthier as it contains more nutrients. You will find brown rice is a better alternative to white.

What is the water to brown rice ratio?

The brown rice to water ratio for pressure cooker brown rice is 1:1. 1 cup rice to 1 cup water, is the ratio I find that works great.

Can I eat brown rice every day?

It is not recommended to eat brown rice every day, but it is good to incorporate it into your diet a few times a week at most. This gives you perfect rice!

More Pressure Cooker Rice Recipes

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Brown Rice

brown rice in white bowl

Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi Brown Rice is an easy recipe to master and it goes great with so many meals. This is a healthy rice recipe you'll want to make.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressure Release Time 10 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


Equipment Used to Make Brown Rice

Pressure Cooker Brown Rice Ingredients


    1.Place water into the electric pressure cooker. Add the rice and stir.
    2.Cover the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program the electric pressure cooker using “manual” or “pressure cook” for 15 minutes. Allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes prior to quickly releasing the rest of the pressure.
    3.Carefully remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork or rice paddle


Brown rice has many properties and can be used in any recipe replacing it with traditional white rice.

Benefits of brown rice versus white rice

  • Contains fewer calories.
  • Contribution of more minerals and vitamins.
  • Helps reduce the risk of diseases due to its high nutritional value.
  • The fiber in brown rice helps the glucose to be assimilated more slowly in the body, therefore the glucose levels in the blood remain stable.
  • Brown rice contains more protein than white rice.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 107Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 2g

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