Instant Pot or slow cooker Cajun beans and rice is going to become a quick family favorite all winter long!
This recipe was SO much fun for me to develop. I’m new to my Instant Pot, but I’m starting to really like it. Cooking in it is a lot of fun because I’m having to work and think about the recipes. It’s like learning a new cooking skill which I love. I made this recipe many times getting it just right (ask my neighbors and friends – they all tried it!) and I’m so proud of how it turned out. This Cajun beans and rice recipe is made using Hurst’s HamBeens Cajun 15 Bean Soup Mix and I’m working with them today -such a great Indiana-based company I have been using for years.
What’s great about this beans and rice recipe is that you can make it in either the slow cooker or the Instant Pot which means that you have no excuse not to make it! The beans are cooked to perfection in just 45 minutes of cooking time in the Instant Pot and about 8 hours in the slow cooker. Both are great options. The beans are a little thicker than soup and seasoned with all kinds of veggies, smoked ham, and broth and then served over rice. This is a great, inexpensive meal to make all winter long and I’ve included lots of tips and tricks on how to make it a few different ways.
Here’s why I’m excited to be working with Hurst’s Beans today. Hurst’s is a 4th generation family-owned company that is based out of Indiana (I was raised in Indiana and consider myself a Hoosier through and through), and they’ve been a brand that has been in my cupboard, my mom’s cupboard, and my grandma’s cupboard for years and years. I grew up loving the 15 Bean Soup Mix, and their products are ones I use and know well. I’m so excited to be working with them today. They grow their beans in the US and Canada (yay!), and the flavor packets really are just seasonings in a convenient little package. They are gluten-free and vegan and have no added MSG. This is a great brand, and I can’t wait for you to bring them into your own kitchen if you haven’t already.