instant pot rice and beans
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5 from 11 votes

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

The best Instant Pot red beans and rice recipe ever! Really easy to make and cheap too. Great pressure cooker dinner idea that's hearty and packed with lots of flavor. Using uncooked rice and a few other ingredients it's a one pot meal my kids absolutely love. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned, easy, instant pot, pressure cooker, red beans and rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 560kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 6 strips bacon diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz Andouille sausage precooked, dice
  • 1 can red beans drained
  • 2 c rice uncooked
  • 2 1/2 c chicken broth
  • 2 c water
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Put Instant Pot on saute, high. 
  • Add olive oil. Add onions, garlic and bacon and cook down until bacon cooks a bit and onions soften. 
  • Add precooked sausage and warm along side other ingredients. 
  • Turn off IP by pressing cancel. Add red beans, drained and rinsed. 
  • Add chicken broth and water (we used 2 c. of each to look like this picture, if you want it wetter add an extra 1/2-1 c. chicken broth for a soupier consistency). Stir. 
  • Add uncooked rice, salt, and cumin. Stir. 
  • Put lid on IP and close steam valve. Push rice button, will automatically set for 12 minutes. When it beeps do a quick release, stir, (season more if desired) and serve!



Serving: 6oz | Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1407mg | Potassium: 372mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.8mg