Instant Pot® Vegan Red Beans and Rice


All of the Instant Pot® recipes I have seen in the past call for cooking the rice separately on the stove while the beans are cooking. I wanted to throw it all in and go and this is what I came up with. This is a meal on its own but when I want to stretch it out, I fry up some plant-based sausage to go with it.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
6 servings


  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups dried red beans, rinsed

  • 1 ¼ cups brown rice, rinsed well

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (such as Louisiana®)

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Place broth, water, beans, rice, onion, bell pepper, celery, Creole seasoning, garlic, hot sauce, thyme, oregano, and bay leaves in the bottom of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Stir to combine. Close and lock the lid.

  2. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 50 minutes. Allow 20 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Remove the lid, stir, and let stand for 10 minutes to thicken.

  4. Divide among serving dishes and garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
2g Fat
66g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 619mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 15g 53%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 912mg 19%

* 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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