Instant Pot New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
- 1/4 stick of
- 2 cups chopped seasoning blend (onions, celery, green bell
peppers, parsley flakes)
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 (1-pound) package
Camellia Brand Red Kidney Beans
- 6 cups water
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt to
- Pepper to taste
- Cajun seasoning to taste
- Hot cooked rice
- Rinse and sort beans.
- Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot, and
add oil to pot.
- Add sliced sausage, and sauté for about 5 minutes or until
- Remove sausage to a paper towel-lined plate and reserve.
- Add 1/4
stick butter to Instant Pot, along with chopped seasoning blend and garlic,
and cook until onions turn soft and clear.
- Add cooked sausage back to
pot, along with the beans, water, and bay leaf. Stir.
- Turn Sauté mode
off. Cover, twist to lock the lid, and turn the valve to sealing. Press the
Manual button and set to 40 minutes at high pressure.
- When the timer
beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for 20 minutes. Then, turn
the valve to venting.
- Remove lid, and use a spoon or potato masher to
mash beans to desired creamy consistency. Add salt, pepper, and Cajun
seasoning to taste.
- Serve over hot cooked rice.
Total time:1 hour. Prep time:10 minutes. Cook time:50 minutes. Yield:6-8
Instant Pot Tips:
Firm smoked sausage will hold its shape during cooking, but
softer sausage may not. If you prefer, you can wait to add the cooked sausage
back to the pot after the beans have finished cooking.
is needed if you cook the beans for 40 minutes at high pressure. If you do soak
your beans, cut the cook time in half (20 minutes at high pressure).
let the pressure release naturally for at least 20 minutes. This should ensure
If the beans are not soft after 40 minutes of high pressure
cooking and 20 minutes of naturally releasing pressure, then re-secure the lid,
seal the vent, and cook for an additional 20 minutes at high pressure.
Recipe courtesy of
Camellia Brand. Used with permission.