Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice- this simple recipe shows you how to make fluffy and delicious cilantro lime rice directly in your pressure cooker.

Show of hands who else is obsessed with the cilantro lime rice from Chipotle 🙋🏻 While I’ve never done it, I could legit eat a bowl of this rice ALL on it’s own.

So naturally, I needed my own version of this rice at home! And since I make ALL rice these days in my Instant Pot, we’re making Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice. OBSESSED!

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice- this simple recipe shows you how to make fluffy and delicious cilantro lime rice directly in your pressure cooker.

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I’ve actually been meaning to post this recipe for SOME time now. I’ve made it several times since taking these photographs and remembered last night that I needed to get this amazing recipe OUT into the world asap.

But first, I have a question: do you have an Instant Pot? They’re all the rage right now but I realize that not everyone actually has one. There are a lot of large, relatively expensive kitchen items that you do not necessarily need BUT I would not say that the Instant Pot is one of them. We use ours more than our stand mixer and often more than our blender. I really couldn’t live without it and have NO idea how I cooked grains before getting this (actually I do: it was on the stovetop and I often forgot about them leaving them to burn on the bottom 😳).

If you’re new to the Instant Pot, or just want more recipes, check out this blog post that my friend Lorena recently wrote. She has SO many great Instant Pot recipes!

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice- this simple recipe shows you how to make fluffy and delicious cilantro lime rice directly in your pressure cooker.

I also have some simple recipes on how I make Basmati Rice in the Instant Pot and how I make Quinoa in the Instant Pot (which are 2 things that I make often in my pressure cooker). 

How to Make Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

We start by making my Basmati Rice in the Instant Pot.

After that, all you do is mix in salt and pepper as well as the juice and zest of a lime as well as some cilantro.

DONE. Can I really even call this a recipe?

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice- this simple recipe shows you how to make fluffy and delicious cilantro lime rice directly in your pressure cooker.

If you like this recipe, you should also check out my Instant Pot Mexican Rice. SO simple and SO delicious!

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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice


  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Prep Time: 1 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 1 3/4 cups of rice
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of rice, I prefer a long grain rice for this such as basmati
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of finely chopped Cilantro
  • Zest and juice of half a lime

Instructions

  1. In your pressure cooker, combine the rice and water. Close the pot and set the valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes. Once done, quick release the pressure in the cooker.
  2. Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the cilantro as well as the lime juice and zest.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and ENJOY! I used about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.

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