August 5, 2021

Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Rice

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This Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Rice tastes like Chipotle and is only 3 ingredients! Ready in 12 minutes; the perfect easy, healthy side dish!

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Why you will LOVE this Easy Instant Pot Cilantro Lime RiceIngredients NeededLime Juice vs TangHow to make Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe Instant PotServing SuggestionsInstant Pot Lime Cilantro Rice FAQCilantro Lime Instant Pot RiceCilantro Lime Instant Pot RiceFOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:

This post is brought to you by a woman who LOVES CHIPOTLE (hello, I made a recipe for a chiptole burrito bowl) BUT does not want to leave the house.

Enter: your own HOMEMADE cilantro lime rice but make it trendy because INSTANT POT.

Let’s just be real: their rice is the BEST.

So, when I discovered that you can make Instant Pot coconut rice, I figured you could also make rice of the cilantro lime variety.

And, my internet friends, it did.

Chipotle rice is coming to a home near you (liiike, so near that it is your home) for dinner TONIGHT.

Why you will LOVE this Easy Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

If you know me at all, you know I love a good instant pot recipe and here on the blog, we have A LOT of them. When cooking up your next Mexican feast, do yourself a favor and free up some stovetop space by making some cilantro lime rice instant pot! It’s perfectly fluffy, has just enough zing and flavor to compliment whatever you choose to serve it with, AND is super easy to make! Sounds like a win all around! 

Ingredients Needed

Cooking up this instant pot cilantro lime rice is going to become part of your routine when having Mexican food with your crew! It’s SO simple to make and only calls for a few ingredients that you may already have. Here’s what you will need:

Uncooked Rice (I use Jasmine)Pinch of SaltWaterCilantroFresh Lime Juice from 1 Large Lime
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice - This super easy rice tastes like Chipotle's, is only 3 ingredients and is ready in 12 minutes - the perfect healthy side dish! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Lime Juice vs Tang

Here in the FFF household, we’re all about the zingy, tangy goodness that comes with lime juice in our rice! However, if you want to forgo the tang, but still want that fresh lime flavor, you can add zest to the rice instead and leave out the juice.

How to make Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe Instant Pot

Rinse

Pour the rice into a wire mesh strainer and hold it under the tap. Run cold water over the rice until the water runs clear and shake the strainer to release any excess water. Place the rice into the instant pot and add a pinch of salt. 

Cook

Pour the water into the instant pot and secure the lid. Press the “rice” button on the instant pot and let the instant pot cook the rice. Once cooked, let the instant pot do a natural steam release, meaning you can only open the lid when the little sealing button drops down.

Stir

Add in the lime juice, cilantro and more salt if needed. Serve it up and DEVOUR!

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice - This super easy rice tastes like Chipotle's, is only 3 ingredients and is ready in 12 minutes - the perfect healthy side dish! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Serving Suggestions

Rice, particularly THISdelicious recipe is a must have at your Mexican Fiesta. It pairs well with so many dishes by balancing out flavors and keeping you full! I recommend serving this rice recipe alongside Mexican Stuffed Zucchini with Avocado Salsa or as a side dish with some cheesy, saucy Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas.

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice - This super easy rice tastes like Chipotle's, is only 3 ingredients and is ready in 12 minutes - the perfect healthy side dish! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Instant Pot Lime Cilantro Rice FAQ

What kind of Rice Should I use?This really depends on what kind of rice you and your family prefer! I love using jasmine rice for this recipe, however you could use regular long grain white rice or basmati rice if you wish!

How long to cook rice in the Instant Pot?For this recipe, the “rice” setting will decide on a cook time for your rice, removing the guesswork. It’s usually under 10 minutes, not including the time it will take to do a natural steam release.

Why do I have to rinse the rice?The main reason to rinse your rice before cooking is to remove excess starch from the grains. This will prevent the rice from becoming “gummy” as they cook, and the result will be better cooked, fluffy rice!

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice - This super easy rice tastes like Chipotle's, is only 3 ingredients and is ready in 12 minutes - the perfect healthy side dish! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit
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Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Rice

.wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; }This Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Rice tastes like Chipotle and is only 3 ingredients! Ready in 12 minutes; the perfect easy, healthy side dish!Course Side DishCuisine MexicanPrep Time 5minutesCook Time 15minutesTotal Time 20minutesServings 4People, as a sideCalories 154kcal

Ingredients

1CupUncooked white rice(I like Jasmine rice)Pinch of salt1CupWater1/2CupRoughly chopped cilantro,lightly packed31/2Tbsp FRESH lime juice*(1 Large lime)

Instructions

Place the uncooked rice in a mesh strainer and run under water until the water runs clear, lightly shaking the rice to get out any excess water. Place into the bowl of the instant pot, adding a pinch of salt.
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Add in the water and stir to combine. Cover the instant pot, making sure the the lid is locked and the vent is set to sealed! Press the “rice” button and let the Instant pot do it’s thing.
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Once cooked, allow the instant pot to steam release naturally, opening the lid only when the little button drops down.
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Stir in the cilantro, fresh lime juice, and season to taste with salt.
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DEVOUR.
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Video

Notes

*Don’t use bottled lime juice, it really changes the flavor!

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 3gSodium: 39mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin C: 6.8mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1.4mg

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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice - This super easy rice tastes like Chipotle's, is only 3 ingredients and is ready in 12 minutes - the perfect healthy side dish! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit
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Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Rice

.wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; }This Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Rice tastes like Chipotle and is only 3 ingredients! Ready in 12 minutes; the perfect easy, healthy side dish!Course Side DishCuisine MexicanPrep Time 5minutesCook Time 15minutesTotal Time 20minutesServings 4People, as a sideCalories 154kcal

Ingredients

1CupUncooked white rice(I like Jasmine rice)Pinch of salt1CupWater1/2CupRoughly chopped cilantro,lightly packed31/2Tbsp FRESH lime juice*(1 Large lime)

Instructions

Place the uncooked rice in a mesh strainer and run under water until the water runs clear, lightly shaking the rice to get out any excess water. Place into the bowl of the instant pot, adding a pinch of salt.
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Add in the water and stir to combine. Cover the instant pot, making sure the the lid is locked and the vent is set to sealed! Press the “rice” button and let the Instant pot do it’s thing.
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Once cooked, allow the instant pot to steam release naturally, opening the lid only when the little button drops down.
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Stir in the cilantro, fresh lime juice, and season to taste with salt.
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DEVOUR.
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Video

Notes

*Don’t use bottled lime juice, it really changes the flavor!

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 3gSodium: 39mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin C: 6.8mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1.4mgThis is not a sponsored post, but thank you to Instant Pot for sending me product to make this recipe!

FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:

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Wooden spoonNutrition FactsCilantro Lime Instant Pot Rice
Amount Per Serving Calories 154% Daily Value*Sodium 39mg2%Potassium 30mg1%Carbohydrates 33g11%Fiber 1g4%Sugar 0.4g0%Protein 3g6%Vitamin C 6.8mg8%Calcium 4mg0%Iron 1.4mg8%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMART POINTS: 4  POINTS+: 4. OLD POINTS:3

(Per 1/4 of the rice)

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