Red Fiestaware bowl with filled with Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice, served with crusty French bread

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe


Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe made with dried beans and Andouille sausage for that spicy flavor of Louisiana.

This no soak red bean recipe is done in about 45 minutes when you make it in the Instant Pot.



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • small onion diced
  • green bell pepper diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced about 1/2 cup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 4 andouille sausage, cut into circles
  • 12 oz-dried red beans
  • 2 bay leaves
  • bunch of fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons cool water
  • 2  cups cooked long grain white rice


Before starting the Instant Pot Red Beans begin cooking the white rice so it is done by the time the red beans are pressure cooked.
Turn the Instant Pot on the saute setting and melt the butter. Once the butter has melted add the diced onion, diced bell pepper, and diced celery to the hot inner pot. Sautee for 1 minute. Add the chopped garlic and saute for a few seconds.
Add the Andouille sausage to the Instant Pot and toss with the vegetables.
Add the dried red beans, thyme and bay leaves to the Instant Pot stir to combine.
Pour the chicken broth into the Instant Pot and stir again.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot making sure it is secured properly. Set the pressure valve in the sealing position.
Press the manual button and set the time for 27 minutes.
Once the timer has gone off alerting the Instant Pot has finished pressure cooking the beans allow the Instant Pot to naturally release the steam 10 to 15 minutes.
Carefully remove the Instant Pot lid and hit the cancel button.
Press the saute button. Add the cornstarch and water to the Instant Pot. Bring to a boil and stir until slightly thickened.
Serve over cooked long grain white rice.

  • Category: Instant Pot Recipes
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Cajun


  • Calories: 451
  • Carbohydrates: 52.2g
  • Fiber: 15.5g
  • Protein: 30.9g

Keywords: Instant Pot Red Beans recipe, Instant Pot Dried Beans recipe, Cajun Instant Pot recipes, Cajun Red Beans and Rice

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