Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice

Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice is a dump and eat kind of dinner! There’s no need to soak the beans ahead of time, so everything gets thrown into your pressure cooker and comes out piping hot 90 minutes later!

Red beans and white rice in a white bowl on a yellow napkin.

I am by NO MEANS a red beans and rice expert, but since we now live in Texas and Texas touches Louisiana in one small corner, I figured it was time to see what all the red beans and rice fuss was about!

dried beans, celery, onions, bay leaf in a metal pot.

We start this classic recipe with the Holy Trinity of cajun food: onion, bell pepper, and celery. Then, the flavors keep layering on top of each other! Garlic, thyme, oregano, spicy cayenne, and red beans (kidney beans) all mesh together within the magic of the pressure cooker, and 90 minutes later you have a piping hot, cozy, spicy, healthy, cheap, AMAZING bowl of Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice!

Red beans and white rice in a white bowl on a yellow napkin.

**Also, this recipe comes from my ebook Hangry Beyond Belief: A 30 Day Pressure Cooker Meal Plan for the Busy Cook, which I’m now offering FOR FREE!! Yes! It’s in my newly set-up pressure cooker resource library with a couple of other awesome collections of recipes, tips, and guides for you to become a PC master. Click THIS LINK to get your copy!

Red beans and white rice in a white bowl on a yellow napkin.

**Photos updated on 2.25.2019


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Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice


  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Total Time: 41 minute
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice is a dump and eat kind of dinner! There’s no need to soak the beans ahead of time, so everything gets thrown into your pressure cooker and comes out piping hot 90 minutes later!


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (affiliate)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound dried red beans
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 6 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Saute onion, pepper, celery, and garlic in olive oil in pressure cooker until veggies just start to soften.
  2. Add dried (unsoaked) red beans, broth, and all spices.
  3. Set to high pressure for 50 minutes and then let naturally release.
  4. When time is up, use a potato masher to mash half of bean mixture.
  5. Serve over cooked rice and top with sliced green onions.

2 thoughts on “Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice

  1. Thanks for posting this! Made this in my Instant Pot last night. Good flavors, but ended up with a lot of excess liquid. The beans were cooked but still a bit al dente…will try this again with 4 cups of broth and maybe another 15 minutes of pressure cooking time.

    1. Great! Hmm, that’s interesting about the extra liquid and timing – I hope it works out better for you next time with the modifications!

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