114 ozCan black beansdrained and rinsed well (or use 2 cans if you like!)
Burrito bowl toppings (see notes for ideas)
Rinse your rice under cool running water for several minutes. Shake vigorously in the colander to remove excess water.
Turn your instant pot onto Sauté mode and add the 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the rinsed rice and cook for around 5 minutes stirring occasionally.(The rice will stick a little, but just use a wooden spoon and scrape at it so it doesn’t burn. It won’t stick to the bottom at all once you add the liquid mixture.)
In a blender, blend the can of Rotel, garlic, onion, salt, vegetable broth until smooth.
Pour the blended mixture over the sautéed rice and stir to combine.
Add the drained and well-rinsed black beans. Cancel your current instant pot mode and close the lid, remembering to also close the vent.
Set to Manual-Low Pressure mode and cook for 12 minutes.
Allow natural release for about 10 minutes after it’s done and voila!! You’re ready to eat some super yummy rice and beans! Enjoy as a side dish, or top with your favorite toppings to make vegan burrito bowls.
You can add canned jalapeños to the blender mixture but I recommend skipping if you don't want spicy rice.
Feel free to use fresh diced tomatoes and a few slices of jalapeños to replace the Rotel, just remember to keep the ratio similar and your goal is about 4 cups of the blended mixture.
Burrito bowl topping ideas: avocado or guacamole, salsa, fresh diced tomatoes, shredded cabbage or shredded lettuce, sliced olives, pickled or fresh jalapeños, fresh cilantro or diced scallions, vegan sour cream, vegan nacho cheese, shredded vegan cheese.