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Black beans with rice in a meal prep container.

Instant Pot Black Beans And Rice

Instant Pot Black Beans And Rice are a healthy, nutritious, and delicious vegan meal you can easily prep ahead of time for stress-free weeknight dinners.

Categories Clean Eating, Healthy Recipe, Instant Pot, Meal Prep, Side Dish, Vegan
Difficulty Easy
Keyword instant pot black beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Release pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 217 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice, rinsed (uncooked)
  • 1 1/2 cups dried black beans
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes (approx 4 tomatoes), diced
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • optional topping: lime wedge


  1. Rinse the black beans and remove any debris. Set aside.
  2. Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot and allow it to get hot, then add the olive oil. Add the diced yellow onions and saute until translucent. Then, add minced garlic and cook for a minute more, until fragrant.

  3. Add the cumin, chili powder, oregano, sea salt, cayenne, and stir.

  4. Add diced fresh tomatoes with juice, our rinsed black beans, and uncooked brown rice. Then, pour in low sodium vegetable broth and water, and stir to combine.

  5. Lock the Instant Pot lid in place and set the pressure release valve to "sealing". Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Then, allow the pressure to release naturally for 20 minutes before opening the lid.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Black Beans And Rice
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 720mg30%
Potassium 991mg28%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.