This is the absolute easiest vegan rice and beans instant pot recipe you will ever find, you’ll see. This Instant Pot rice and beans hack is easy to make and really gives you a wonderfully healthy meal that has a “set it and forget it” type of feel. When they are done, after just 22 minutes with a natural release (or quick release), the beans are a perfect consistency.

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Listen To The Instant Pot Veggie Queen Herself

I learned this vegan rice and beans instant pot recipe method from my friend Jill Nussinow, who is the self-proclaimed “Veggie Queen.” She is a professional Instant pot chef and she mentioned this little gem during our podcast together.

You don’t have to be a chef to work with the Instant Pot, but you do want to be familiar with how to use it if it is your first experience with a pressure cooker. Enjoy! And if you love this recipe, you will love this red beans and rice recipe too.

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Easy Vegan Rice and Beans Instant Pot Recipe Hack!

Cory Warren
The best vegan rice and beans instant pot recipe out there! Just add your favorite spices to an oven-safe bowl and place it on top of rice in your IP for 22 minutes on natural release. Easy rice and beans! Perfectly made.#riceandbeans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup dry brown rice
  • 1.5 cup water or veggie broth
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. onion powder


  • Place rice at the bottom of the IP and pour in your water or broth.
  • Place beans in an oven-safe bowl with spices of choice and place bowl and rack right on top of rice.
  • Cook on 22 minutes low-pressure natural release and boom! Best rice and beans ever.
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