Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans and Rice



Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans and Rice

Course Main Course
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes


  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce (plus more, if needed)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, tortilla chips, grated cheese, sliced avocado


  1. Place rinsed beans, rice, water, salsa, bay leaf, cumin, and garlic salt in the Instant Pot.

  2. Cover and make sure valve is on “sealing.” Press the manual button and set to 22 minutes.

  3. When the timer beeps let the pot sit for at least 10 minutes and then release any additional pressure. Stir a bit and discard the bay leaf. Add in additional salsa to brighten it up, if needed. Scoop into bowls and top with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

If you wanted you could make this recipe with white rice. Use 3/4 cup white rice and 1 1/4 cup water.

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