Instant Pot Black Bean Mexican Rice

Electric Pressure Cooker Black Bean Mexican Rice

My family loves Mexican food! Whether it’s burritos or enchiladas, we are always looking for an easy side dish that pairs well. Instant Pot Black Bean Mexican Rice

Electric Pressure Cooker Black Bean Mexican Rice

1 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1-2 jalapeños, seeds and membranes removed, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1-2 tsp. chipotle sauce
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups basmati, jasmine or long grain white rice
14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes and green chilies
15 oz. black beans, drained and rinsed  (or 1/2 – 2 cups black beans cooked in the pressure cooker)

Electric Pressure Cooker Black Bean Mexican Rice

Sour cream, shredded cheddar, and fresh cilantro, chopped, as garnish

Using the sauté setting on the Instant Pot, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and jalapeno, cooking for 30 seconds. Stir in the garlic, cumin, chili powder, chipotle sauce and rice; cook for an additional 30 seconds.  

Stir in the tomatoes and chicken broth, bringing this mixture to a boil. Lock the Instant Pot lid into place; choose the high pressure setting for 8 minutes, bringing the pot to full pressure. When the timer sounds, perform a natural release for 5 minutes, followed by a quick release if any pressure remains in the Instant Pot.

Electric Pressure Cooker Black Bean Mexican Rice

Carefully unlock and remove the Instant Pot lid; stir in the black beans. Garnish with sour cream, shredded cheddar, and cilantro; serve at once.

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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