Andouille sausage was on sale the other day, so I couldn’t resist the urge to buy it and make something with it. I usually plan my grocery list before I get to the store but I make game-time decisions when I get to the store and see things on sale. I’m all about scoring a deal AND trying something new. This week, I decided why not try my hand at a recipe I love but don’t often make?! Red Beans & Rice.
Instant Pot Recipes
I’ve somehow convinced a lot of people to purchase Instant Pots. It’s probably because I’m obsessed with mine so I want others to see what the hype is all about. It makes food not only fast but also tasty. I love that you have to do minimal work for maximum taste and meal prep.
Many people ask why I recommend it and why I love it. Well, there are many reasons. One of the main reasons is that it makes my meal prep for the week easier AND I can usually get in 2 recipes any time I’m meal prepping. It makes life during the week FAR less stressful.
That all being said, I promised you guys more Instant Pot recipes so that it makes it worth your while. I’m not sponsored by Instant Pot but probably should be at this point in time 😉 Believe me, it’s worth the price AND may even make you feel like you’re cheating on your slow cooker.
Red Beans & Rice
My friend Nicole makes red beans & rice all the time. She always brags about how good it is, and frankly, I’ve had it and it’s worth bragging about. I figured it was my time to try my hand at it. I always ALWAYS take the opportunity to take any recipe I can and make it myself.
I’m not one to follow recipes, instead, I prefer to create them and see how I can put my own spin on them. This recipe is super tasty, filling, and it lasts for more than one meal, which is a huge win in my book. Here’s to another Instant Pot win! Woohoo, enjoy!
Pro Tip: You can make the rice ahead of time in the Instant Pot if you prefer to only get one pot dirty!Print
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 bell peppers, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb dry red kidney beans
- 1 lb andouille sausage, sliced
- 4 cups broth
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Cooked white rice, for serving
- Green onions, for topping
- Turn Instant Pot on Saute, add oil & sausage and cook until browned, remove & set aside.
- Add veggies to Instant Pot (may need extra oil, add 1 Tbsp as needed), saute for 3 minutes.
- Turn Instant Pot off, then place all ingredients into Instant Pot.
- Seal, turn on Manual (High) for 30 minutes, allow to naturally release for at least 20 minutes (if you have more time, let it naturally release longer)!
- Serve over rice, top with green onions, enjoy!
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