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Instant Pot Southern Green Beans - Delicious southern green beans - tastes like you cooked them on the stove for hours! Bonus points for PIP (pot in pot) rice!

Southern Style Green Beans and Potatoes (and rice)

Green beans and potatoes taste slow cooked on the stove, but in a fraction of the time! Rice cooks at the same time with the PIP (pot in pot) method!

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Instant Pot
Keyword easy weeknight meal, green beans, southern
Author The Bearded Hiker


  • 1 pound fresh green beans washed and cut to your liking or you can keep them long
  • 1/2 pound baby potatoes cut into quarters
  • 1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth if vegetarian
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 5 slices bacon chopped into pieces
  • or
  • 1 link your favorite sausage sliced or chunked
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tony Chachere's or your favorite Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pat butter


  1. Hit the saute button on your pressure cooker. When pot is hot, add your bacon or sausage or ham, or whatever your meat of choice is, and brown. About halfway before it browns, add your chopped onion and saute them together.

  2. When done, turn the pot off. Add in the remaining ingredients except the rice and the 1 cup of water. Stir to combine.

  3. Place one cup of rice, salt, and one cup of water together in a pressure cooker safe vessel. Swish it about. Add the pat of butter on top. Place it your trivet down over the green beans and set the rice pot on the trivet.

  4. Pressure on high for 10 minutes, letting the pressure come down naturally for at least 5 minutes. Release remaining steam and carefully remove the trivet and the rice. You could quick release if you're in a hurry. Fluff the rice with a fork.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I have these stackable pots.  They are perfect for the 6 quart pressure cookers.  We really like these and use them all the time.  The best part is the silicone handle because you can just grab it out without burning yourself.

You can use a stainless steel bowl or any oven safe vessel that would be safe for the oven.