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Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Being a busy mom, I am forever looking for a quick and easy dinner solution.

Let’s be honest, if I could produce dinner by snapping my fingers and making it magically appear, I would be totally down for that.

Enter, my Instant Pot.

If I can prep a few things while going over spelling words, then I consider the recipe a success.

I’d bet that you already have most if not all of the ingredients on hand for this recipe. Here’s the best part, this recipe is a pretty good base. So if you want to add more ingredients, go for it.

Don’t like the black beans in the recipe? Use a different kind. Want more beans than what is listed add more. This recipe is very forgiving.

So, dust off your Instant Pot, grab your ingredients and lets get to cooking.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

This delicious Instant Pot recipe puts an easy twist on an old classic!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Red beans and rice, Red beans and rice with sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Allison


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 4

    cloves garlic
  • 1 lb smoked sausage
  • cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups long grain rice
  • 1 can black (or pinto) beans
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp


  • 1 tsp cumin


  1. Pour olive oil into inner pot of Instant Pot. Set on sauté function.

  2. Add onion, garlic and sausages and cook on sauté for 5-7 minutes.

  3. Turn off sauté function and add chicken broth. Using a wooden spoon, scrape off any brown bits at the bottom of the inner pot.

  4. Rinse, wash and drain rice. Add into inner pot. Stir so that all rice grains are fully immersed.

  5. Add beans followed by cayenne pepper, paprika and cumin.

  6. Attach lid and set IP to rice setting or, 12 minutes low pressure.

  7. Once time is up, allow for a QPR.

  8. Serve in individual bowls and garnish with green onion. Enjoy!

Looking for a delicious red beans and rice recipe with sausage? Here's an easy school night meal that will please everyone in your family. Made in your instant pot. 

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