Instant Pot black beans, an easy way of cooking black beans. They are high in protein and an affordable and nutritious ingredient.
1 cup dried black beans (180 g)
3 cups water (720 ml), plus extra water if you’re going to soak them
½ tsp salt (optional)
Add the black beans to a bowl and cover with water, ensuring they’re well submerged (about 3 inches of water or 7-8 cm). Soak for at least 8 hours (ideally overnight) at room temperature. This step is optional if you go for the no-soak method.
The next day, drain the black beans, rinsing them too. Omit this step if you go for the no-soak method.
Add the black beans to the Instant Pot, cover with water, and add the salt.
Place the lid on your Instant Pot, set the valve to the “sealing” position, press the “pressure cook” or “manual” button, and set the pressure to high. Then cook for 10 minutes (soak method) or for 30 minutes (no-soak method).
Natural release for 15 minutes and then carefully move the valve to the “venting” position and let the pressure release completely.