Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans & Rice. Delicious brown rice loaded with black beans, spicy Mexican flavours and perfect if you want a healthy and frugal lunch or dinner.
I love Mexican food. I love the spices, I love the flavour and best of all I love how it shouts out comfort food.
I can remember like yesterday the first time I ever had Mexican food. I had just moved in with my boyfriend (he is now my husband of nearly 15 years) and my mum was doing Mexican food for a dinner party she was having. She had made a Mexican lasagne and had loads of surplus.
Therefore, she gave me a big Mexican Lasagne to take home with me along with some nachos.
They were absolutely delicious. Well I thought so. Dominic on the other hand, had not mentioned before this that he absolutely hated Mexican food and that spices made him ill.
He spent the next day or so on the toilet and my love affair with Mexican food started.
I would eat nachos, wraps or even more Mexican lasagne whenever I got the chance.
Though even though I had become obsessed with Mexican food, black beans were just not a trendy food to eat growing up in the UK, therefore I had to move to Portugal to get black beans on the brain.
I love black bean burgers, I love black beans in a stew and most of all I love them as a filler for recipes.
In this Mexican Black Beans & Rice recipe I am using my Instant Pot to make it in. Along with my kitchen essentials kit which makes Instant Pot cooking so much easier. For example, the gloves are just perfect for getting your food in and out of the Instant Pot, something that is not talked about enough. Instead people use crazy silver foil swings instead, compared to the ease of a pair of gloves that can be used many, many times.
With this Instant Pot Mexican Black Bean & Rice recipe you can use whichever rice you like. You can also change the spices if you prefer it mild, more spicy or even turn it into a Brazilian or Indian rice dish.
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- Using a sieve give your black beans a thorough rinse and then remove any excess moisture.
- Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir into it 375ml of warm water.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the lid to sealing and cook on manual for 20 minutes.
- Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure (NPR) for 10 minutes and then serve.
If making this with white rice then use the same amount in white rice, but use 300ml of water instead of 375ml. I find it very useful to have a kitchen essentials set for cooking with. That way you will find it really easy to put in and take out your rice from your Instant Pot.
Venoly Kitchen Essentials Kit
Venoly kitchen essentials provide you with everything that you need when you start cooking with your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. It is an amazing selection of kitchen tools that make life in the kitchen so much easier.
If you head over to their Amazon page then you can buy the exact same one that we have. As well as this if you use the coupon code 7HC4NUAV and receive a 15% discount off your order.
Plus a HUGE Thank You to Venoly for giving us the opportunity to test drive their kitchen essentials kit here on RecipeThis.com.