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Cuban Black Beans and Rice

Instant Pot Cuban Black Beans and Rice

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Cuban


Black beans are one of my favorite ingredients because they’re loaded with plant-based protein and fiber! Combined with brown rice, this easy recipe makes a delicious main dish without much work!


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, diced (reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white cooking wine (or substitute additional broth)
  • 1 cup dried black beans, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup long grain brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish


  1. Set your pressure cooker to saute and add the oil, bell pepper, garlic, and the red onion, reserving 2 tablespoons of the red onion for garnish.
  2. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the cumin, oregano, and red wine vinegar and continue cooking 2 minutes.
  4. Add the broth, cooking wine, black beans, and rice.
  5. Cover with lid, cancel saute, and set to manual pressure cook for 32 minutes.
  6. While the beans are cooking, combine the chopped tomato, lime juice, avocado, and diced onion in a bowl.
  7. Release the pressure naturally for about 10 minutes, then uncover the pot.
  8. If the beans are still slightly firm, put the lid back on for 5-10 more minutes.
  9. Divide into bowls and top with avocado mixture.


This recipe will thicken as it cools. It may look a little watery at first, but as the recipe and beans continue to soften, it will lose more moisture.

Adapted from Health magazine.