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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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keywords cilantro lime rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 204 kcal


  • 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


  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.