Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice is a traditional New Orleans recipe made with smoked sausage, red beans and cajun seasoning. Plus, with the help of your pressure cooker there's no need to soak the beans, meaning that this delicious dinner can be on your table in under an hour!
Place the oil in the insert and turn Instant Pot to the sautee setting. When oil is shimmering, add sausage and brown. When fully cooked, remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Leave the grease in the Instant Pot.
Add onions to Instant Pot and season with cajun seasoning. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and celery and cook until translucent.
Add the beans to the Instant Pot along with the reserved sausage and enough water to cover, about 4 cups. Add bay leaves, Tabasco, allspice, black pepper and cayenne. Seal the Instant Pot and set to HIGH pressure for 35 minutes. (Now is a good time to prepare the rice)
Allow the Instant Pot to release naturally. This should take 20-25 minutes. Uncover and test beans for doneness; they should smash easily when pressed against the side of the pot. If the beans are not quite done, return to high pressure for 3 minutes and repeat natural release process.
Stir in salt, scallions and half of the parsley, reserving the rest for garnish. Taste and season with additional salt, Tabasco or cajun seasoning.