Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice are a frugal and flavorful meal that whips up quick and with little hands-on time. It’s packed full of flavorful red beans, sausage, and white rice. Both the red beans and rice are cooked at the same time in your pressure cooker!

Make this classic dish of red beans and rice in your instant pot electric pressure cooker!
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Red beans and rice in the instant pot

I made this recipe with my other partner in crime, aka taste tester, aka the cutest-red-head-on-the-block, Katie. She loved this recipe and insisted I snap a picture (or 6) of her gobbling up her instant pot red beans and rice. 🙂 I mean, isn’t she the cutest? 

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Make this classic dish of red beans and rice in your instant pot electric pressure cooker!

Pot in pot cooking with a pressure cooker

A few notes about this recipe: this is a pot in pot recipe. Meaning, you will need a trivet and a small metal bowl to house the rice so it can cook over the red beans. Unfortunately, a springform or push pan will not work for this recipe as the water from the rice will leak out. I’ve linked to the products I personally use on Amazon, using affiliate links.

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Make this classic dish of red beans and rice in your instant pot electric pressure cooker!

If you are new to pot-in-pot cooking with your instant pot, don’t feel intimidated. It’s really easy and a great way to see what your electric pressure cooker is capable of doing for you. It saves time, gives you fewer pots to clean, and produces a delicious meal (I have proof, my 3-year-old ate it). 😉

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Make this classic dish of red beans and rice in your instant pot electric pressure cooker!
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Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice are a frugal and flavorful meal that whips up quick and with little hands-on time. It's packed full of flavorful red beans, sausage, and white rice. Both the red beans and rice are cooked at the same time in your pressure cooker!

Cuisine Cajun
Keyword instant pot red beans and rice, pressure cooker red beans and rice, red beans and rice in instant pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 625 kcal
Author Aileen

Ingredients

Red Beans

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cans red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 12.8 ounce package chicken andouille sausage
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 bay leaves

Rice

  • 2 cups jasmine rice rinsed well
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Set instant pot to saute and heat olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add onion and saute until soft. 
  3. Mix in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Turn instant pot off.
  5. Mix in 1 cup water, beans, bell pepper, sausage, creole seasoning, hot sauce, and bay leaves.
  6. Place trivet inside instant pot, on top of bean mixture.
  7. In a small metal mixing bowl (one that wiil fit inside your pot), mix together rice and water. Place bowl of rice on top of trivet.
  8. Close lid and set to sealing.
  9. Program instant pot to manual high pressure for 20 minutes.
  10. Quick Pressure Release.
  11. Fluff rice and serve with red beans.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 625 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 1371mg60%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 39g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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