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Instant Pot Brown Rice Pilaf

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 1/2 Cup Servings
Calories 109kcal
Author heartysmarty


  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Yellow or Red Onion chopped
  • 1 Cup Celery chopped
  • 2 Cups Brown Rice dry
  • 4 1/2 Cups Water
  • 4 teaspoons Chicken Bouillon I prefer “Better than Bouillon”
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish


  • Using the [Sauté] setting on your Instant Pot, cook the onion and celery in the butter for about 5 minutes. Add the dry rice and sauté for another 5 minutes to brown the rice.
  • Whisk the water, bouillon, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. I zap mine in the microwave for 60 seconds so the bouillon dissolves faster.
  • Add the bouillon mixture to the rice and vegetables and change the setting on your Instant Pot to [Multigrain]. Adjust the time to 28 minutes. Seal the lid and let it do its thing.
  • After the alarm beeps, manually release the pressure. Carefully open the lid and give the rice a quick stir before serving.