how to cook northern beans in instant pot

how to cook northern beans in instant pot

How to Cook Northern Beans in Instant Pot

Instant Pot has made cooking a breeze, but did you know that you can also use it to easily cook dried northern beans? Whether you’re looking for a quick and nutritious side dish, or a base for your favorite bean and rice recipe, here’s a simple guide on how to cook northern beans in Instant Pot.

Ingredients and Prep

  • 1 cup dried northern beans
  • 3-4 cups of water

Before you start, be sure to check your dried beans for any small stones, and give them a quick rinse to remove any debris.

Steps to Cook Northern Beans in Instant Pot

  1. Add beans and water to Instant Pot.
    For 1 cup of beans, you’ll need about 3-4 cups of water. To ensure that the water covers the beans, add at least an extra inch of liquid beyond the beans.
  2. Set Manual Setting.
    Press the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” button, and set the timer to 20 minutes. The Instant Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure before beginning the cooking time.
  3. Manually Release Pressure.
    Once the cooking time is finished, the Instant Pot will beep to let you know. Use the quick-release valve to manually release all the pressure.
  4. Check for softness.
    Carefully remove the lid to check that beans are soft enough. If not, put the lid back on and manual cook for a few more minutes.

And there you have it—perfectly cooked northern beans in your Instant Pot! Enjoy them as a side dish or as the base of a delicious soup or chili.