Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice


Very flavorful and simple!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry kidney beans

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 link smoked beef sausage, sliced

  • 6 ounces frozen onion, green bell pepper, and celery mix

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (32 ounce) carton chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 4 cups cooked rice


  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
4g Fat
59g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 726mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 812mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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