Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot has eased our lives in so many great ways and open the door to many complicated recipes that took as a lot of work before.

Red beans in tomato sauce with celery, garlic and sliced sausage over white rice

This Instant Pot red beans and rice dish is a great example of an easy dump-and-go meal!

No need to presoak the beans at all. Just toss everything into the Instant Pot and let it accomplish the work for you.

What are the Red Beans?

In the West, beans with a normal red shell, for example, kidney beans and Honduran red beans are known by this term altogether.

In Asia, azuki beans are called by this name, and the red rice bean is additionally at times known as a "little red bean."

All of these beans have very much like dietary properties, so it's not really the big confusion here.

Can I use black beans?

Yes you can use black beans! You can also try the Instant Pot black beans and rice recipe.

Can I use dry beans?

If you don't have canned beans or wanna use dry beans for any other reason, you need to soak and cook them first using your Instant Pot.

Just follow this Instant Pot black beans recipe and use the beans you get.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe Video

How to Serve

The red beans are broken down into soft creamy textures to create a flavorful, hearty textured gravy served over rice.

The rice needs to be made separately. You can make it the regular way or of course much easily using the Instant Pot. Some options:

Instant Pot Yellow Rice

Instant Pot Brown Rice

Need more ideas? Check out What To Serve With Red Beans And Rice for 15 delicious options.

Can I cook the rice together with the beans?

Unfortunately, for this Instant Pot beans and rice recipe, no. The beans cooking time is different than the rice cooking time, so we can't make them together.

If you want to make one-pot meals with rice, check out these options instead:

Instant Pot Chicken and rice

Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Instant Pot Paella

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

What are the benefits of Red Beans?

Red beans add to your wellbeing and essentialness with their exceptional slam of supplements which include omega-3 unsaturated fats, fiber, moderate energy, protein alongside nutrients like nutrient B complex nutrient C and K.

Moreover, they likewise contain minerals including calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper.

What is Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice?

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice is an exemplary Louisiana Creole dish – a delectable southern top choice!

The recipe has a handful of the nutritious recipe is majorly made out of red kidney beans, the Cajun holy trinity (bell pepper, onion, & celery), smoked ham bone, sausage, and spices with common & affordable ingredients, yet bursting with comforting & amazing flavors!

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Why should I use an Instant Pot to make the recipe?

Using the Instant Pot to cook these Red Beans and Rice makes this easy meal even easier with hands-off cooking!

You don’t need to watch the pot simmer for hours on the stove.

What can I use instead of Andouille Sausage?

No Andouille Sausages?

Well, you can still use Kielbasa sausages or even brats. They both would work great for this recipe.

What else can I use in my recipe?

The actual recipe beneath is the manner by which we can make it even more flavorful!

Bullion cubes

Cajun seasoning

Ham hocks


What are the health benefits of this recipe?

Packed with protein:

From andouille sausage, diced ham, and beans, giving this recipe about 34 grams of protein per serving!

Fresh vegetables:

Including onion, celery, bell peppers, and green onion.

Packed with New Orleans flavor:

From cajun seasoning, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, and parsley.

How to make Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Gather all the ingredients.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Pour some oil, garlic, and add onions to the pot.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Saute for 5 minutes.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Now add sausages and chopped veggies to the pot.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Add Salsa & other spices.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Now add the beans & vegetable broth.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Mix well.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Now add rosemary to taste and set the pot to High Pressure for 40 minutes.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Do a Natural Release.

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Here you go! Now dish out and enjoy 🙂

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

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Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

A classic dish that is perfect for filling hungry bellies…
4.83 from 23 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, modern
Keyword: beans, red beans, red beans and rice, rice
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Corrie


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 andouille sausage pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon sage
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb red beans
  • 4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 cup cooked rice for serving


  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add chopped garlic and onions into the pot and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped sausages, bell pepper, celery, and carrots, and stir well.
  • Add salsa, oregano, sage, salt, black pepper, vegetable broth, thyme, and red beans and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural release for 20 minutes.
  • open the lid and serve over rice.


Calories: 155kcal Carbohydrates: 22g Protein: 7g Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 779mg Potassium: 297mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 292IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 37mg Iron: 2mg


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9 thoughts on “Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

  1. Since the beans in the pics are dried beans, If using canned or precooked beans, what is the cooking time? Looks good and going to try tomorrow.

  2. The recipe does not mention the carrots that appear in the video, the printed recipe shows spices to be 1/4 Tbsp (tablespoon) while video shows 1/4 tsp (teaspoon). This is a considerable difference.
    SO unclear about soaking the dried beans. I cooked the beans first after reading this over and over. Now I see they just needed to be soaked.
    Good grief.
    I need better instructions than this.

    1. Hi Pamela, so sorry about this. Sometimes I change the recipe a little bit when I make it again which accounts for these differences. I updated the recipe amounts and added carrots to be more consistent. Although, the recipe tastes great with or without carrots and you can adjust seasonings to your preference. I hope that helps!

    1. Yes, the beans need to be soaked first because this recipe doesn't contain enough liquid to add dried beans without pre-soaking. I would soak for 6 hours or overnight.

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