I LOVE Mexican food and rice and beans are a real favorite. This recipe make A LOT, but I like to cook once and have options with the leftovers!

I served this with fish taco filling as a “build your own burrito/taco” bar and it worked perfect. I have about 2/3 of it left which I will take a portion and add in some diced cooked chicken and serve over lettuce or wrap in my favorite tortillas as an easy, ready to go lunch.

Make this your OWN! I have added some suggestions in the NOTES section of the recipe…and I would LOVE to hear from you if you give this a try and if you made any changes you want to share!

 

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Instant Pot Mexican Brown Rice and Beans

Delicious, easy Mexican style rice and beans!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 servings
Author Liz Geeslin

Equipment

  • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 T olive oil or your oil of preference.
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions I used pre chopped frozen.
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper I used pre chopped frozen.
  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies Rotel or store brand equivilant.
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • spices of your choice I used cumin and Penzey's Fajita seasoning.
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in the pressure cooker on the saute setting.
  • Add the onions and peppers and cook until starting to soften.
  • Add the rice, undrained tomatoes and 2 cups of water.
  • Set the PC to pressure cook and set time for 22 minutes.
  • When PC has finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes.
  • Release any remaining pressure, remove lid and add the beans, cilantro and seasonings.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.

Notes

This is a perfect recipe to change up in a variety of ways....add jalapenos, use pinto beans instead of black beans, add more tomatoes, add in cooked shrimp, chicken or pork...be creative!

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