Skip to Content

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Sharing is caring!

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.

A wildly popular dish at Chipotle restaurants this Instant Pot cilantro-lime rice is easy to make at home, and it’s as quick as it is tasty.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Modern
Difficulty: Easy
Browse Category: Kid-Friendly, rice, Pastas
Duration: 15-30 min
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Cooking Technique: Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient: Cilantro, Lime, Rice
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes

A wildly popular dish at Chipotle restaurants this Instant Pot cilantro-lime rice is easy to make at home, and it’s as quick as it is tasty.

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

A wildly popular dish at Chipotle restaurants this Instant Pot cilantro-lime rice is easy to make at home, and it’s as quick as it is tasty. #instantpotcilantrolimerice #instantpotrecipes #instantpotrice #cilantrolimerice

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.

PRESSURE COOK.

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.

rice is easy in the instant pot--it's even more tasty when you make it cilantro lime rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

A wildly popular dish at Chipotle restaurants, 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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

instant pot cookbook banner

The Instant Pot® College Cookbook is the definitive dorm room solution for easy, homemade meals.
Cereal and pizza might be enough to sustain a crash study session, but the best brain food is a homemade meal.

The Instant Pot® College Cookbook saves college students from four years of nutrient deprivation with quick and easy, budget-friendly meals.

From grab-n-go Breakfast burritos to late-night Macaroni and Cheese, this college cookbook contains 75 tasty meals that require no previous cooking or Instant Pot® experience to whip up.

Using easy-to-find and affordable ingredients, The Instant Pot® College Cookbook saves students time and money too with good fast food that rivals any take-out menu.

The Instant Pot® College Cookbook includes:

• Instant Pot® cooking 101 that explains pressure cooker settings for every type of food, tips, and FAQ.
• 75 home-style meals that include breakfast, everyday staples, soups and stews, meatless meals, poultry, pork and beef, dessert, and more!
• Fool-proof recipes that combine quick prep times with easy-to-find and affordable ingredients to suit student schedules and wallets.

Save ramen for emergencies with quick and easy recipes from The Instant Pot® College Cookbook.

Including this great Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice recipe. and Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice.

About Julee:

Julee Morrison is a blogger, mother of six, who lives in the foothills of Virginia with their two dogs.
Her first book The Instant Pot® College Cookbook: 75 Quick and Easy Meals that Taste Like Home celebrates her family recipes and making quick meals everyone will love.
Her writing has appeared on The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Pop Sugar, SheKnows, Yahoo Shine, Love What Matters, Ellen Nation, and her recipes have been featured on Bon Appetite, SparkPeople, and The Huffington Post.

Professional maid in uniform holding duster isolated on white
Best 10 Tips For Cleaning And Organizing From Professional Maids 
← Read Last Post
Delicious egg bites with ham, cheese and vegetables
Easy Instant Pot Egg Bites--They're So Fluffy
Read Next Post →

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Mommy's Memorandum
Skip to Recipe
error: Content is protected !!