Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is easy to make and a great side dish for any Mexican meal. 

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice in bowl

Josh loves the Instant Pot. He uses it all of the time to make hard boiled eggs, quinoa, rice, and his favorite 4-Ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde. I still haven’t touched it yet because Josh is having so much fun with it. I want to try some recipes soon, but right now, I am letting Josh have all of the fun.

Josh has been making Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice and it is so good! I shared a little teaser on Instagram stories and I got a ton of messages from you guys begging for the recipe. Well, today is your lucky today because we are sharing this super easy recipe for cilantro lime rice. You are going to love it.

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice with lime

If you like Chipotle’s rice, you will LOVE this easy recipe you can make at home. The Instant Pot cooks the rice in a jiffy and it turns out perfect every single time. Josh cooks the rice in water and broth, to give it extra flavor. The addition of cilantro and lime makes the rice extra flavorful and the perfect side dish to any Mexican meal. 

We like to serve the cilantro lime rice with enchiladastacos, Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde, quesadillas, and more! The rice is a great base for burrito bowls too! You can add your favorite toppings and create a fun meal.

Get out your Instant Pot and make this EASY Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice. And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you should probably think about getting one. We are really enjoying ours…well, Josh is enjoying it and I am enjoying eating what he makes:)

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice finished recipe

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Make perfect cilantro lime rice every time with the Instant Pot. This rice is a great side dish to any Mexican meal.
4.55 from 20 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
17 minutes
Total Time
22 minutes
Cuisine
Mexican
Servings
8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons canola vegetable, or grapeseed oil
  • 3 tablespoons juice of lime divided
  • 2 cups long grain white rice 
  • Zest of one lime 
  • 1/2 cup of fresh chopped cilantro 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Put the broth, water, oil, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, and rice in the Instant Pot. Lock the lid in place and push the "Rice" button on the Instant Pot. This will cook the rice for 12 minutes. When the Instant Pot beeps, let it sit for 5 more minutes. After the 5 minutes, using a hot pad, quick release the pressure by turning the steam release valve to vent. Let all of the steam out and carefully remove the lid.
  2. Transfer the rice to a large bowl. Fluff the rice with a fork. Add the remaining tablespoon of lime juice, lime zest, chopped cilantro, and salt. Stir and fluff the rice again with a fork. Serve warm.
  3. Note-we have the 6 QT Instant Pot.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 384mg16%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword

cilantro lime rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is easy to make and a great side dish for any Mexican meal. #easyrecipe #mexicanfood #sidedish Visit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals.
Make perfect cilantro lime rice every time with the Instant Pot. This rice is a great side dish to any Mexican meal. #easyrecipe #mexicanfood #sidedishVisit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals.
Get out your Instant Pot and make this EASY Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice. If you like Chipotle’s rice, you will LOVE this easy recipe you can make at home. The Instant Pot cooks the rice in a jiffy and it turns out perfect every single time. #easyrecipe #mexicanfood #sidedish Visit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    I loved this, though it did come out a little wet for us. Would it be safe to double this in a 6qt instant pot?

  2. I’ve made this 2 times in the past 3 weeks. I used jasmine rice (not sure if it’s different from long grain) and followed all other recipe directions. The cooking and resting times were perfect. Not sure why others found the rice to be watery. (Altitude?) The consistency of the rice was light and fluffy. My husband loves the cilantro lime flavor combination. Needless to say…this recipe is a keeper. Thank you!

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