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Instant Mexican Rice and Beans
Cook Time
25 mins
Pressure Release Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Whether you're serving tacos, enchiladas or burritos, you need a great side dish to go alongside. Enter this super quick Mexican rice and beans dish that takes a fraction of the time in your pressure cooker and feeds a crowd too! 
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: mexican
Keyword: Vegetarian, Quick and Easy
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 301 kcal
  • 1 cup dried pinto beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • cups long grain white rice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 14-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Place the pinto beans in the pressure cooker and cover with an inch of water. Pressure-cook on HIGH for 5 minutes. Let the pressure drop NATURALLY for 15 minutes, then release any residual pressure with the QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid. Drain and set the pinto beans aside.
  2. Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the brown or sauté function.
  3. Add the olive oil and sauté the onion for a few minutes until it starts to become tender. Add the peppers, oregano, chili powder, salt and tomato paste and continue to cook for another minute or two. Stir in the rice and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in the cooked pinto beans, chicken stock and diced tomatoes and lock the lid in place.

  4. Pressure-cook on HIGH for 6 minutes.
  5. Release the pressure using the QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid. Fluff with a fork, mix in the fresh cilantro and transfer to a serving dish.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Mexican Rice and Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 903mg38%
Potassium 645mg18%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1119IU22%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.