Pressure Cooker Rice & Beans RecipeThese Vegetarian 30 minutes Rice and Beans is easy to make and is great for a weeknight meal.

I am joining the blogging marathon group this week with some quick and easy recipes that take less than 30 minutes from Prep to Plate. I consider myself a ‘lazy’ cook meaning I will take every shortcut available to make quick meals. First up is this 30 minute Rice and beans recipe – that is completely vegetarian.

I bought an Instant Pot more than a year ago but I haven’t really invested much time on learning all the different ways it can make my life simpler. For now, I use it as a regular rice cooker but since it cooks under pressure it is much quicker and more efficient. I have included instructions to make this recipe in both pressure cooker and instant pot.Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Rice & Beans RecipeSo to make this rice and beans in 30 minutes, I used canned black beans and also store bought salsa. This is a great use for that half bottle of leftover salsa in the fridge – instantly adds tons of flavor to the cooked dish. Make your own simple salsa or use good quality store bought one here.Pressure Cooker Rice & Beans RecipeI added a poblano chili because I had in the fridge – feel free to add colored peppers or jalapeños instead. Top the finished dish with yummy topping like grated cheese, chopped avocado, sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, green onions etc. My absolute favorite is sour cream and hot sauce 🙂Pressure Cooker Rice & Beans RecipeLets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 94.

 

Instant Pot Rice & Beans Recipe
Instant Pot Rice & Beans Recipe
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Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Instant Pot Rice & Beans Recipe
Instant Pot Rice & Beans Recipe
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
  • cups basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 Poblano Chili (or green or red pepper), finely chopped
  • 1 1 15.5oz. can of Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup Prepared Salsa (homemade or store-bought)
  • ½ cup Fresh or Frozen Corn
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½~1 tsp chili powder
  • To taste Salt Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Rinse the basmati rice couple of times and soak in water while you prepare the ingredients.
Pressure Cooker Method:
  1. Heat the pressure cooker on medium heat, add the oil, onions, garlic and poblano chili (or peppers). Cook till the onions are lightly golden around the edges and the chili is tender, about 4~5 minutes.
  2. Next add the salsa, black beans, corn and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Next add the ground cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook for 1 more minute.
  4. Drain the water from rice and add to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Add 2½ cups of water and close the lid. Cook for 2 whistles.
  5. Wait till the pressure subsides naturally. Serve hot or warm with sour cream, guacamole and cilantro.
Instant Pot Method:
  1. Turn on the instant pot on 'Saute' mode, add the oil, onions, garlic and poblano chili (or peppers). Cook till the onions are lightly golden around the edges and the chili is tender, about 4~5 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally to avoid scorching the bottom.
  2. Next add the salsa, black beans, corn and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Next add the ground cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook for 1 more minute.
  4. Drain the water from rice and add to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Add 2½ cups of water and close the lid. Change the instant pot setting to manual and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Make sure that the vent is in the venting position. Wait till the pressure subsides naturally.
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25 thoughts on “30 Minute Vegetarian Rice & Beans Recipe”

  1. This is a wholesome meal. On IP, even I do not use it to it’s full capacity and trying to use it more often to optimize my cooking time. When I first got my IP rice dishes were the ones I cooked the most in my IP 🙂 I never tried cooking rice for 8 minutes with vent venting. Will try this setting next time.

  2. What a great way to liven up the rice dish — poblano peppers. We love anything spicy and this is the type of dish that you wouldn’t miss the meat what with all of the flavors that are going on. Plus the addition of the beans gives you the protein plus fiber. Excellent recipe.

  3. Welcome to the blogging marathon group! Recipes that take less than 30 minutes make this world a better place! Especially for busy bees like me and I am sure – you. Thank you for sharing this rice beans recipe!

  4. This sounds so delicious and I love how easy this is to make. Perfect for busy days. And for families. I’m saving this recipe on my weekly menu list. My boys will love this!

  5. Looking such a mouthwatering rice bean combination. Rice grains are not sticking together. Beans taste amazing with rice and making this pulao surely a treat.

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