Instant Pot Jamaican Rice and Beans


A traditional Jamaican chicken and rice recipe, tweaked to be made in the Instant Pot. Delicious comfort food!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
27 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
52 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cooking onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 ½ cups long-grain rice

  • 1 (8 ounce) can corn, or to taste

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon Scotch bonnet hot sauce, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons ground thyme

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon allspice


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add oil. Saute chicken, onion, and garlic until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes; do not brown garlic.

  2. Add broth, black beans, rice, corn, coconut milk, hot sauce, thyme, black pepper, brown sugar, and allspice and stir well. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure and close vent. Set timer for 15 minutes. Allow about 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to use 2 bay leaves in place of thyme, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
13g Fat
64g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 1513mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 585mg 12%

* 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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