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Instant Pot® Red Beans and Rice

Rated as 4.47 out of 5 Stars
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"Very flavorful and simple!"
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Ingredients

2 h 50 m servings 342
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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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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Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

The beans came out more soupy, it took 30 minutes to release naturally. And it’s very bland. Really needs salt or some spice, I’d double the Cajun seasoning if I made this again.

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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...

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...

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...

This was fantastic! My husband and I had four nights in a row of this delicious meal. Thanks so much for the recipe.

I set the timer on fire 45 minutes and ended up cooking another 10 minutes. But I started with dry beans. I also added sauteed carrots along with celery. My family who never likes the same thing...

The beans came out more soupy, it took 30 minutes to release naturally. And it’s very bland. Really needs salt or some spice, I’d double the Cajun seasoning if I made this again.