Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice

Instant Pot Basmati Rice

This rice is made with my secret ingredient, Better than bouillon!

Making rice with water will be a thing of the past once you try it this way! It’s incredibly easy and super flavorful. 

You can also try just adding some spices to the rice before you cook it. If you’re cooking Mexican food, add some cumin and paprika! Indian food? Try coriander and turmeric! Italian food? Add in some fresh garlic or garlic powder.

This rice works really well in my recipe for Beef and Rice Stuffed Peppers, too!

Instant Pot Rice
Instant Pot Rice
Instant Pot Rice
Instant Pot Rice

Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice

Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice made with my secret ingredient. It's super easy and nutritious. Who says rice has to be boring... let's spice it up!
Servings 2 cups cooked


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup Uncooked rice
  • 1.25 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Better than Bouillon Chicken, Veggie or Beef


  • Add all ingredients to the instant pot
  • Mix to dissolve the Bouillon
  • Set the Instant Pot to High Pressure for 22 minutes (make sure the lever is set to sealing)
  • Allow 10 minutes for a natural release
  • Mix and serve


You can use liquid broth of your choice if you don't have Better than Bouillon.
This method makes rice so much more exciting than just cooking it with water- for some recipes regular rice may be preferred, but this is my favorite way to serve it!

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