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Instant Pot® Vegan Red Beans and Rice

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.


  • 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.

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Instant Pot® Vegan Red Beans and Rice

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 339.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 31 %
carbohydrates: 21 %
dietary fiber: 59 %
fat: 3 %
saturated fat: 2 %
vitamin a iu: 21 %
niacin equivalents: 45 %
vitamin b6: 31 %
vitamin c: 42 %
folate: 52 %
calcium: 12 %
iron: 30 %
magnesium: 47 %
potassium: 26 %
sodium: 25 %
thiamin: 45 %
calories from fat:
*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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