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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice in a large white bowl with fresh cilantro and zested limes
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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

This easy rice recipe is fresh flavored with cilantro and lime zest added at the end of the recipe. For a tangier flavor, lime juice may also be added as well as a drizzle of vegetable oil for a richness of flavor. Perfect side dish or added to Mexican-themed dishes like tacos, burritos and more.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro lime rice, instant pot rice recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 5 1-cup servings
Calories 270kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Long Grain White Rice rinsed until water runs clear
  • 2 cups Water
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped Cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeeze Lime Juice optional
  • 1-2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil optional

Instructions

  • Place the rinsed rice in the Instant Pot insert. Pour in the water. 
  • Seal the lid, move the pressure vent to SEALING, set the Instant Pot to MANUAL, HIGH PRESSURE and using the ‘+/-‘ buttons set 3 minutes cooking time.
  • When the cooking time is complete, allow a SLOW REALEASE for 10 minutes. 
  • After 10 minutes release the remaining pressure. Fluff the rice with the plastic rice paddle that came with the Instant Pot (or a spatula). 
  • Stir in the lime zest and chopped cilantro. Taste; add lime juice and/or oil as desired. Serve immediately.

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Notes

NOTE: The time for the Instnat Pot to come to temperature is not included in the cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.6mg