Multicooker Cajun Chicken Rice & Beans
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.
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.
While mixture is hot, stir in reserved beans. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
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.