Pressure Cooker | August 10, 2016

Tangy Black Beans and Rice – Pressure Cooker

A close up of Pressure Cooker Black Beans and Rice

Are you guys convinced yet that pressure cookers are pretty amazing? Steph’s previous post vegetarian chili and pot roast had me drooling.. if you didn’t catch her pressure cooker roast and chili recipes you need to go check them out! Today I’m going to share a simple yet delicious black bean and rice recipe. Since I received my Power Pressure Cooker XL a few months ago I’ve been playing with different recipes and cooking methods. Many so good and quick! But the function I found myself utilizing the most was the “Rice/Risotto.”

A Pressure Cooker with a blue bowl of Black Beans and Rice next to it
We love rice at our house. It’s simple, saves well, quick and pairs with just about anything. My kids never complain when we have a simple dinner of grilled chicken, rice and veggies. I’ve owned a few rice cookers due to our frequent use of rice, but I have never been as impressed with any rice cooker as I have been with this pressure cooker! It cooks so so fast you guys! I usually have time to cook up a batch of rice scoop it out then steam up some veggies before the meat is even ready. Love it.

But I’m not going to lie- for along time pressure cookers really intimidated me. Horror stories of things exploding and such kindled my anxieties about them. After reading so many good review of the Power Pressure I was determined to give it a go and see what the magic was all about. And you guys- it’s so great!!  I’ve never once felt uneasy using it and have had all my meals turn out great.

A close up of the lid of a pressure cooker

Above is a picture I took to show you just how the Pressure Cooker works. After prepping your food inside the cooker, you place the lid on and turn towards “close”  in the “lock” position. Simple enough. The next step is to turn the valve (up on the top left) to the double circle. This is sealing the cooker so that the pressure can build inside with out being released. Select your cook method and let the cooker do its thing! When it is done and beeps, turn the valve with a utensil to the “steam” and allow the pressure to slowly be released. Then open lid and enjoy! Super simple and safe.

The top view of a pressure cooker

Pressure Cooker Black Beans and Rice in a bowl topped with cilantro
As for today’s recipe, tangy black beans and rice, it was inspired by my everyday life of rice and love of Mexican flavors. Serve as a side dish, burrito bowl, or in burritos. It’s all good! 
Pressure Cooker Black Beans and Rice in a blue bowl with lime wedges

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Tangy Black Beans and Rice – Pressure Cooker
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Delicious and tangy black beans and rice made easy in a pressure cooker!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: Beans and Rice, Black Beans, pressure cooker beans
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 2 C uncooked long-grain rice
  • 4 C chicken or veggie broth
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 C Salsa Verde
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/4 C chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste
  1. Add all ingredients except lime, cilantro and salt to Pressure Cooker and stir.
  2. Place lid on and secure. Close seal.
  3. Select Rice/Risotto.
  4. When done cooking, fluff rice and stir in cilantro, rice and salt.
  5. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tastes great as a side, as a burrito bowl or in burritos! Also tastes great with avocado!

Nutrition Facts
Tangy Black Beans and Rice – Pressure Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248
% Daily Value*
Sodium 872mg38%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 7.2mg9%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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