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Cajun 15 Beans and Rice

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  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 90 min
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 4 qts 1x
  • Category: Beans, Soup, Rice
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Cajun


With the big game coming this weekend, and Mardi Gras not too far after, I knew I'd have to make this Louisiana favorite... Cajun 15 Beans and Rice.


  • 20 oz bag Hurst's Cajun 15 Bean Soup Mix
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 3 ribs celery, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 16 oz portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 10 oz can rotel tomatoes (can sub diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • hot sauce, green onion, parsley for garnish


  1. Remove beans and separate spice packet.  Rinse beans and allow to soak in cold water if desired while prepping the veggies.
  2. Finely chop the onion, green bell pepper, and celery and add to Instant Pot
  3. Add 2 Tbs water or veg broth and press SAUTE.  Stir often.
  4. Once veggies have softened, add minced garlic and stir for 20 seconds - then press CANCEL
  5. Add beans, veg broth, water, and stir
  6. Add bay leaves, paprika, and contents of seasoning packet and stir
  7. Attach lid and cook on MANUAL for 30 minutes
  8. Carefully release pressure using a wooden spoon or other tool and carefully remove lid
  9.  Add mushrooms and thyme and stir
  10. Make a well in the center and add tomatoes - do NOT stir
  11. Reattach lid and set to SEALING and cook on MANUAL for 15 minutes
  12. Let pressure naturally release - it will take about 45 min
  13. Carefully remove lid and stir - taste for any seasoning adjustment
  14. Serve with rice and garnish with fresh parsley, green onions, jalapenos, and/or hot sauce