Instant Pot® Red Beans and Rice


  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 link smoked beef sausage, sliced
  • 6 ounces frozen onion, green bell pepper, and celery mix
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (32 ounce) carton chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (such as Tony Chachere’s®)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2bay leaves
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place kidney beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let soak for 2 hours.


  • Step 2

    Turn pot on “Saute” mode; add olive oil and sausage. Cook and stir until sausage is browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion mix and garlic; cook and stir until onion mix is soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Turn off pot.

  • Step 3

    Drain beans and add to pot; stir in chicken broth, Cajun seasoning, thyme, and bay leaves.

  • Step 4

    Place lid on pot, turn valve to “Sealing” and push “Bean” button, about 30 minutes. When pot beeps, use the natural pressure release until the pin goes down. Remove lid.

  • Step 5

    Serve beans over rice.

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