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Vegan Instant Pot Black Beans and Rice

  • Author: Liz Madsen
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy vegan Instant Pot black beans with rice on the side, this meal is absolutely delicious, filling,  and pantry-friendly. Perfect for meal prep, freezes well, sticks-to-your-ribs, inexpensive, and packed with plant-based protein and necessary vitamins / minerals.

Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Sugar-free, Soy-free



Black Beans

  • 2 cups dried black beans
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 medium white or red onion, diced finely (can sub with onion powder)
  • 1 - 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp dried red bell pepper (or 1 half fresh red bell pepper, diced)
  • 2 tsp each garlic powder, cumin, and paprika
  • 1 tsp each coriander and salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (to taste, omit if desired)

Rice, (optional)

  • Cook according to package directions (dependent on which rice you used)
  • I used basmati rice (what I had) -- 2 cups rice, 4 cups water


  1. Rinse your black beans well and add them to your pressure cooker. Add the broth, onion, tomatoes, red bell pepper, and spices. Stir.
  2. Close the lid, set the pressure valve to "sealing," and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  3. Once the pot has come to pressure, if you're cooking rice, start it about now.
  4. When the timer is up on the pressure cooker, let the pressure naturally release for 20 minutes. Then, do a quick release for the rest of the pressure.
  5. When your device has indicated it is safe (for Instant Pot brand it's when the pressure knob has sunk to the down position), remove the lid and give the beans a good stir.
  6. Adjust flavors if needed and serve.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container up to 5 days. Freeze leftovers in an airtight freezer-safe container up to 6 months.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Entree, Meal Prep
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Sugar-free, Soy-free, beans and rice