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Instant Pot Cajun Sausage and Rice Recipe

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Are you on the hunt for a hearty and filling dinner recipe?  Instant Pot Cajun Sausage and Rice Recipe is just what you've been looking for! This recipe is rich and flavorful with just the right hint of spices.

You'll love the savory flavor pairings of:

  • Kielbasa
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Diced Tomatoes

The ingredients are sautéed till soft, then pressure cooked in chicken stock and mixed with rice. Making it a one pot meal of absolute deliciousness!

cajun sausage and rice on white plate

Why You'll Love Instant Pot Cajun Sausage and Rice Recipe

Seasoned with steak sauce and just a bit of hot pepper sauce, your tastebuds are treated to the tasty flavor notes of the spices without the full mouth-burning heat that some Cajun dishes have.

Because it's cooked in the Instant Pot this dish is ready in under 30 minutes. Making it a quick and easy dinner to prepare even on those night when you think you're too busy to cook a healthy meal.

And speaking of healthy, this meal is just that!  Each serving is high in protein with 10.9 grams in each.

2 Tips for Making Instant Pot Cajun Sausage and Rice Recipe

Tip #1:

If you're looking for an even healthier option, you can use brown rice instead of white rice. Since brown rice is a whole grain it is higher in fiber and key nutrients. 

Tip #2:

Are you a fan of hot and spicy? Simply add more hot pepper sauce to meet your personal flavor preferences. This can easily be added to the whole pot while cooking or to individual servings before eating.

Instant Pot Supplies

  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

How to Make Instant Pot Cajun Sausage and Rice Recipe Step by Step

Step #1:

On sauté mode, add oil and then cook peppers and onion until slightly tender.

Step #2:

Add in sausage...

chopped bell peppers, onions and sausage being stirred by a wooden spoon

and diced tomatoes.

chopped bell peppers, onions, sausage and diced tomatoes being stirred by a wooden spoon

Step #3:

Add bay leaves, sugar, steak sauce and hot pepper sauce.

Step #4:

Add rice and chicken stock.

chopped bellpeppers, onions and sausage with bay leaves, uncooked rice, and steak sauce being stirred by a wooden spoon

Step #5:

Set manual pressure for 5 minutes.

sausage and rice recipe being cooked in chicken stock

Step #6:

At the end of the pressure cycle, allow a natural release of pressure for 5 minutes and then a quick release of any remaining pressure.

cooked sausage and rice recipe being stirred by a wooden spoon

Serve with additional peppers and/or cilantro or parsley.

sausage and rice recipe topped with chopped bell peppers and cilantro on a white plate

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Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings

Instant Pot Cajun Sausage and Rice Recipe

Instant Pot Cajun Sausage and Rice Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounce Kielbasa sausage, cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium pepper (green, red, yellow or a combination), diced
  • 1 (14 ½ ounce) can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice

Instructions

On sauté mode, add oil and then cook peppers and onion until slightly tender. Add in sausage and remaining ingredients. Set manual pressure for 5 minutes. At the end of the pressure cycle, allow a natural release of pressure for 5 minutes and then a quick release of any remaining pressure. Serve with additional peppers and/or cilantro or parsley. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 330Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 43mgSodium 829mgCarbohydrates 25gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 2gSugar 8gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 10g

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