A wildly popular dish at Chipotle restaurants this Instant Pot cilantro-lime rice is easy to make at home, and with an Instant Pot®, it’s as quick as it is tasty.
If you don’t have fresh cilantro, look for cilantro paste in the produce or frozen section of your supermarket.
Course: Side Dish
Browse Category: Kid-Friendly, rice, Pastas
Duration: 15-30 min
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Cooking Technique: Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient: Cilantro, Lime, Rice
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 ¼ cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth, or water
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt1/2 if using water instead of broth
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
½ teaspoon grated lime zest, optional
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Directions
SAUTÉ THE RICE.
Select Sauté and adjust to heat to Medium.
Add the oil to the inner cooking pot.
When it shimmers and flows easily, add the rice and garlic and stir to coat the rice with the oil, cooking for about 1 minute, or until the garlic is fragrant.
Add the broth and salt.
Lock the lid into place and turn the valve to “sealing.” Select Pressure Cook or Manual and adjust the pressure to High. Set the timer for 7 minutes.
When cooking ends, carefully turn the valve to “venting” to quickly release the pressure.
FINISH THE RICE.
Unlock and remove the lid.
Add the cilantro, lime zest (if using), and lime juice.
Stir very gently to combine.
Put the lid back on the pot but do not lock it into place.
Let the rice sit for 3 to 4 minutes.
Fluff with a fork.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth or water
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 if using water instead of broth
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest optional
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- SAUTÉ THE RICE.Select Sauté and adjust to heat to Medium. Add the oil to the inner cooking pot. When it shimmers and flows easily, add the rice and garlic and stir to coat the rice with the oil, cooking for about 1 minute, or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the broth and salt.
- PRESSURE COOK.Lock the lid into place and turn the valveto “sealing.” Select Pressure Cook or Manual and adjust the pressure to High. Set the time for 7 minutes. When cooking ends, carefully turn the valve to “venting” to quick release the pressure.
- FINISH THE RICE.Unlock and remove the lid. Add the cilantro, lime zest (if using), and lime juice. Stir very gently to combine. Put the lid back on the pot but do not lock it into place. Let the rice sit for 3 to 4 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 585mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g
Nutritional Information may not be accurate
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