Beans from scratch on a weeknight? Thanks to the Instant Pot these superfoods can be perfectly cooked in under an hour. Three-ingredient pineapple salsa adds vibrant color and flavor to this hearty vegetarian dish. 

Julia Levy
Also appeared in: , January, 2019


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  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté. Add oil, bell pepper, garlic, and 1 cup onion. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in cumin and oregano. Add broth, black beans, and rice. Cover Instant Pot, and fasten lid. Lock and seal steam valve. Set to High Pressure for 24 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, make pineapple salsa: Combine pineapple, 1 tablespoon of the cilantro, ¹/8 teaspoon of the salt, and remaining onion (1/4 cup) in a medium bowl.

  • Release pressure naturally. Uncover Instant Pot. Add spinach, remaining 3 tablespoons cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir until spinach wilts, about 1 minute. Turn off Instant Pot. Serve topped with pineapple salsa.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; fat 5g; cholesterolmg; fiber 9g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 74g; sugars 12g; sodium 865mg; iron 5mg; calcium 70mg.