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
Keyword cilantro lime rice, instant pot rice recipe
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 3minutes
Total Time 18minutes
Servings 51-cup servings
Author Toni Dash
2cupsLong Grain White Ricerinsed until water runs clear
Zest of 1 Lime
1/3cupfresh chopped Cilantro
2teaspoonsfreshly squeeze Lime Juiceoptional
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.
NOTE: The time for the Instnat Pot to come to temperature is not included in the cooking time.