Instant Pot Black Beans & Rice with Avocado Salsa

Instant Pot Black Beans & Rice with Avocado Salsa

If I had a dollar for whenever I stood in the front of my refrigerator or pantry, staring blankly and questioning what to make for dinner…well, i might have sufficient money to go out for a elaborate meal! It’s those days that I’m thankful approximately my bordering-on-obsessive need to inventory my pantry with staple gadgets inclusive of rice and beans.

Black beans and rice are a first rate base for the usage of up leftovers (much less waste = less money out of our wallet!). every now and then we pile on shredded chicken or grilled shrimp, and other instances we tuck the mixture internal of burritos. but the splendor of a simple plate of beans and rice is that they may be a hearty vegetarian meal all on their personal. top them with a sparkling avocado salsa and you have an clean, healthful meal that’s filled with protein and fiber.

if you caught my recipe for Korean BBQ Lettuce Wraps with Avocado Sauce remaining month, you understand that i've a aspect for iconic California recipes. And sincerely, what’s greater “California” than a fresh salsa made with creamy, flavorful California avocados? at the same time as this light and fresh salsa is the best foil for a hearty plate of black beans and rice, it’s equally desirable served on shrimp tacos, piled on top of grilled salmon or hen, or served along a bowl of tortilla chips. And because California avocados are actually in season, we will be making this salsa as often as we are able to over the following several months!

Instant Pot Black Beans & Rice with Avocado Salsa

This on the spot Pot recipe makes a big part of rice and beans (8 cups!), on the way to live precise for a couple of days in the refrigerator so that you can use it for a ramification of food for the duration of the week. The nutritional information provided within the recipe under debts for 1 cup of rice and beans, along side the avocado salsa, to be served as a vegetarian entrée. Of route, you could serve up much less as a facet dish in case you want.

  • The rice and beans:
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ cup dried black beans rinsed & stones picked out
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth

The salsa:
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 California avocados chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp minced cilantro
  • 2 tbsp minced jalapeno pepper seeds removed

The rice and beans:
  1. Set the on the spot Pot to Saute mode and upload the olive oil.
  2. add the onion and cook dinner, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, about 3 minutes.
  3. upload the garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano and salt. cook for 30 seconds. flip off the immediate Pot.
  4. Pour within the vegetable broth, water, dried black beans and rice, and stir.
  5. placed the lid at the instant Pot, close the steam vent and set to high strain the usage of the guide mode. regulate the time to half-hour. The instantaneous Pot will take about 15 mins to come back to pressure.
  6. allow the pressure launch obviously for 10 mins, then release the strain the rest of the manner.
  7. Squeeze inside the the lime juice, fluff the rice and beans with a fork and season to flavor. Serve with the avocado salsa.

The salsa:
  1. even as the rice and beans are cooking, stir together the avocado, lime juice, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno and salt.    

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