This Instant Pot rice and beans hack is easy to make and really gives you a wonderfully healthy meal that has a “set it and forget it” type of feel. When they are done after just 22 minutes with a natural release, the beans are a perfect consistency. If you haven’t tried this recipe yet, give it a shot. If you want to be a hero to all of your friends, simply pin the pinnable image below.

I learned this method from my friend Jill Nussinow, who is the self-proclaimed “Veggie Queen.” She is a professional Instant pot chef and she mentioned this little gem during our podcast together. You don’t have to be a chef to work with the Instant Pot, but you do want to be familiar with how to use it if it is your first experience with a pressure cooker. Enjoy!

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Easy Instant Pot Rice and Beans Hack!
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Instant Pot HACK! Just add your favorite spices to an oven-safe bowl and place it on top of rice in your IP for 22 minutes on natural release. Easy rice and beans! Perfectly made.#riceandbeans
Recipe type: Dinner
Phase: 3
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 cup dry brown rice
  • 1.5 cup water or veggie broth
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  1. Place rice at the bottom of the IP and pour in your water or broth.
  2. Place beans in an oven-safe bowl with spices of choice and place bowl and rack right on top of rice.
  3. Cook on 22 minutes low-pressure natural release and boom! Best rice and beans ever.


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Cory Warren is a husband, father of three, and vegan athlete who helps busy families eat more plant-based foods! His blog, Lean Green DAD, helps over-scheduled, busy people (mostly parents) maintain a healthy balance of plant-based nutrition, fitness, and overall wellness so they can go the extra mile for their families.
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