Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice Classic red beans and rice recipe. This recipe is best when not rushed, but in a pinch it can be done in an electric pressure cooker. The pressure cooker will allow you to skip soaking the beans, saving an hour or more. If cooking for kids, I recommend leaving out the cayenne and using a mild sausage, such as kielbasa, instead of the andouille. Serve over rice and garnish with scallions.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 40 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 5 mins

    TOTAL : 15 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add bacon; cook until the fat is fully rendered and the bits begin to crisp, 5 to 8 minutes. Add onion, green bell pepper, and celery; cook until starting to soften, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in garlic, paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and bay leaves; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Stir chicken broth and red beans into the pressure cooker. Add water, filling the pressure cooker no more than 1/2 full. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Stir in sausage, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Close and lock the lid; select high pressure and cook for 5 minutes more. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

Per Serving: 656 calories; protein 39.5g; carbohydrates 76.6g; fat 21.9g; cholesterol 51.5mg; sodium 2604.7mg. One onion is about 1 cup chopped fine; 1 small green bell pepper is about 1/2 cup chopped fine; and 1 celery stalk is about 1/2 cup chopped fine.