Instant Pot® Red Beans and Rice with Sausage


Red beans and rice that taste like you've spent the whole day in the kitchen come together in a fraction of the time with minimal fuss thanks to your Instant Pot ® or multi-functional pressure cooker.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 14 ounces andouille sausage, sliced into rounds

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

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

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 pound dried red beans

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Louisiana®)

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4 cups hot cooked rice

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 3 green onions, chopped


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil and let heat about 30 seconds. Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon and set sausage aside.

  2. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery to the Instant Pot and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic, Creole seasoning, thyme, and oregano; cook 2 minutes more. Turn pot off.

  3. Add beans, broth, hot sauce, and bay leaf to the Instant Pot with the vegetables. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure and set the timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

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

  5. Remove bay leaf from the pot and discard. Add reserved cooked sausage. Select Saute function. Cook, stirring frequently to mash some of the beans and thicken the mixture, for about 10 minutes. Turn off pot and let stand for 10 minutes.

  6. Serve beans over hot cooked rice garnished with parsley and green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 815mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 694mg 15%

* 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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