Multicooker Cajun Chicken Rice & Beans

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 50min
Serves: 6
1 1/2 cups
dried red kidney beans such as Compliments Red Kidney Beans, rinsed
375 mL
2 tbsp
canola oil
30 mL
1 1/2 lb
Sensations by Compliments skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
750 g
1
large onion, diced
2
celery stalks, diced
1
red bell pepper, diced
3 tbsp
Cajun seasoning
45 mL
1 can
no sodium added diced tomatoes
796 mL
1 1/2 cups
Compliments Long Grain Rice
375 mL
1/4 cup
finely chopped fresh parsley
60 mL
Per serving (1/6 of the recipe):
calories
510
fat
10 g
saturated fat
1.5 g
carbs
73 g
sugar
7 g
protein
36 g
cholestrol
110 mg
fibre
10 g
sodium
950 mg

Directions

  1. Add dried beans to multicooker. Add 6 cups (1.5 L) water. Lock on lid. Pressure cook on HIGH PRESSURE 14 to 16 min., or until tender. Release pressure manually according to manufacturer’s instructions before removing lid. (Note: If additional cooking is required, lock on lid, activate HIGH PRESSURE to cook for additional minutes.) Drain and rinse beans; set aside.

  2. Turn multicooker to SAUTE function according to manufacturer’s instructions. Add oil. Cook chicken, onion, celery and pepper until chicken browns, 6 to 8 min. Stir in Cajun seasoning to coat. Stir in tomatoes, rice and 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) water. Lock on lid. Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 8 min., or until rice is tender. Release pressure manually according to manufacturer’s instructions before removing lid.

  3. While mixture is hot, stir in reserved beans. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Tip

For a shorter cooking time, soak dried beans overnight; add to multicooker when tomatoes and rice are added.
Substitute dried beans with canned for a speedy preparation. Drain and rinse 1 or 2 cans (19 oz/540 mL each) beans; stirring in at end of cooking time.