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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is so easy to make and comes together in less than 30 minutes! You get perfect fluffy rice every time that is packed with the flavors you love.

Fluffy cilantro lime rice in a white serving bowl with halved limes as a topping and serving spoons on the side of the bowl

I had never used my Instant Pot to make rice before I made this recipe. And this cilantro lime rice came out absolutely perfect the first time I tried it! Now I am forever hooked. It is super easy to do and you don’t have to babysit the rice on the stovetop.

Wooden spoon holding a scoop of cilantro lime rice over the instant pot that is also filled with cilantro lime rice

I don’t actually use the rice button on the Instant Pot because it doesn’t know what type of rice you are using, so I stick to the manual button to keep it more accurate.

For this recipe, I use basmati rice. It is my personal favorite white rice. I love the texture and flavor that it has. I have not tested with other types of rice, so stick to the basmati for this particular recipe. The amount of rice to liquid is a simple 1:1 ratio. I do 2 cups of rice for every 2 cups of liquid. Chicken broth is my liquid of choice because it adds so much flavor, but water works perfectly fine too.

Side view of fluffy cilantro lime rice in a white serving bowl with halved limes as a topping and serving spoons on the side of the bowl

Once the rice is cooked, you get to add in the fresh cilantro, lemon and lime juice to really boost that flavor! And yes, I said lemon. I wanted this to taste like the Chipotle version we all love and they use a combo of lemon and lime for the citrus in their recipe!

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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Sara
This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is so easy to make and comes together in less than 30 minutes! You get perfect fluffy rice everytime.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Pressure Release Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth or water
  • 1 cup Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice about 4 limes
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions
 

  • Place the basmati rice and liquid into the Instant Pot, stir and place the lid securley on
    Move valve to seal position and hit the manual button
    Cook rice on high pressure for 10 minutes, let slow release for 10 minutes and then quick release
  • Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork
    Stir in the cilantro, lime juice, lemon juice and salt
    Then Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 679mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 180IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free, instant pot, side dish
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