My favorite thing to do now is to cook dry beans in the instant pot – that is how my Red Beans with Bacon and Herbs from scratch dish was created! In the past, I have made beans from scratch using a stovetop pot and soaking the beans overnight. Making beans in the instant pot lets you skip the soaking and immediately cooking them. It is absolutely amazing and they are so tender and delicious! You can choose to serve this over rice as well.
One of my favorite easy rice and beans recipe are made from beans from a can. I started getting into making dry beans using the instant pot. I recently made Mexican Beans with Cilantro from scratch and it was delicious. This Red Beans with Bacon and Herbs from scratch dish is pretty similar but pairs very well with southern style food.
Add the Red Beans and water in the instant pot as well as the salt. Stir and pressure cook on high for 25 minutes and let the beans naturally release. Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crispy and lay them on a paper towel. When they are cool, pat them dry and crumble.
Strain the beans and return the beans to the pot. Add the crumbled crispy bacon. Squeeze the lime juice. Salt to taste. Garnish with parsley. Serve over rice, if desired!