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Instant Pot® Red Beans and Rice

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"Very flavorful and simple!"
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2 h 50 m servings 342
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place kidney beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let soak for 2 hours.
  2. Turn pot on "Saute" mode; add olive oil and sausage. Cook and stir until sausage is browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion mix and garlic; cook and stir until onion mix is soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Turn off pot.
  3. Drain beans and add to pot; stir in chicken broth, Cajun seasoning, thyme, and bay leaves.
  4. Place lid on pot, turn valve to "Sealing" and push "Bean" button, about 30 minutes. When pot beeps, use the natural pressure release until the pin goes down. Remove lid.
  5. Serve beans over rice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 342 calories; 4.3 59.4 16.5 6 726 Full nutrition

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I didn’t soak the beans, so it took an hour and twenty minutes. But I think this is much better than the two hours of soaking plus cook time. I also used all fresh vegetables. The seasoning was ...

WOW OH WOW!!!! I was a little nervous about making it in an Instant Pot because I'm a little bit of a purist when it comes to a pot of beans. But I was wrong to be hesitant. I did add a coup...

WE LOVED THIS RECIPE! the seasonings were spot on and I saved A TON OF TIME getting this done and on the table. THE BEST PART? I'm not gonna lie, I DIDN'T SOAK MY BEANS, NOR WILL I EVER FROM N...

The only change I made was to double the sausage. This Red Beans and rice recipe is great. I have eaten it every day this week for lunch and am still not tired of it.

I just got my instant pot so still trying to figure out how to use it! This was my third try at a recipe and it turned out delicious! Will definitely make it again. I used fresh veges instead of...

I doubled it so it took 58 minutes on high. I added Penney’s Southwest seasoning which was amazing! It turned out wonderfully!!

I made this for dinner on one of our cross country nights and it returned mixed reviews from my family ranging from 3-4. The biggest complaint was the sausage became "squishy" They liked the act...

Very good flavor, but my beans were VERY al dente (we could just say not done yet) after 30 minutes and natural release of the instant pot. There was also a substantial about of liquid left, ma...

Makes a lot and it easy and delicious!