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Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

This instant pot beans and rice recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner that is hearty and so delicious. It’s such an easy dinner recipe that everyone will love.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Recipes Simple


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper chopped and seeded with stem removed
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 16 ounces small dry red beans rinsed and sorted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 16 ounces kielbasa sausage sliced


  1. Turn the instant pot to sauté mode and add the oil, onion, pepper, and celery. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then turn off the sauté mode.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the kielbasa and then close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 30 minutes.

  3. Quick release the instant pot once done cooking and then add kielbasa before setting the valve back to ealing and cooking for another 15 minutes with it on the manual pressure setting turned on high.

  4. Once it's done cooking, allow it to completely natural pressure release for approximately 20-25 minutes.

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