Red Beans and Rice
Servings Prep Time
8 – 10servings 15minutes
Cook Time
90minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 – 10servings 15minutes
Cook Time
90minutes
Ingredients
Pot Mixture:
  • 1 medium onionfinely diced
  • 1/2 bell pepperdiced
  • 3stalks celerydiced
  • 3cloves garlicminced
  • 1lb dry red kidney beansit is not necessary to soak the beans
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1tsp fresh thymeor 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 4cups chicken broth 32 ounces
  • 3cups Water
Meat:
  • 12-16 ounces chicken andouilleor other high-quality smoked sausage, cut into thin slices
Finishing Mixture:
  • 2 tbsp buttercut into 4-6 pieces
  • hot sauceto taste
  • Salt and pepperto taste
  • 8cups Cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Add Pot Mixture ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir to combine. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  2. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- buttons and program the Instant Pot for 25 minutes.
  3. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure. Run the lid under cold water and set aside. This will help the Instant Pot to come to pressure more quickly in the next step.
  4. Add the sliced sausage and stir to combine. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  5. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- buttons and program the Instant Pot for 15 minutes.
  6. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release until the pin drops (typically 20-25 minutes).
  7. Remove the lid, then using the display panel select the SAUTE function. Add butter. Cook and and stir until incorporated and slightly thickened.
  8. Use a potato masher or immersion blender to break up some of the beans to achieve desired consistency, keeping in mind the mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.
  9. Add hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve over rice.
Recipe Notes

*If your Instant Pot does not have a MANUAL function, use the Pressure Cook function.