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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
5 from 6 votes

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Rika
This Instant Pot Cilantro-Lime Rice is so aromatic, flavorful and easy to make! It’s the perfect side for Mexican dishes like burritos, enchiladas, taco plates, fish or beans! Yum!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 214 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cups long grain white rice
  • cups broth , (or use water plus 1 teaspoon salt)
  • 2 tablespoon oil, (or butter)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • zest of one lime
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, (lightly packed, use more or less according to your liking)
  • salt and black pepper, (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the rice under cold running water until the water runs clear; drain well. 
  • Press the “Sauté” function key. Select a temperature with the “Adjust” key for “Normal”.When Instant Pot reaches the given working temperature, it displays “Hot” and you can start sautéing.
  • Heat the oil, add rice, and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for about 45 seconds.
  • Add water or broth, and lime zest together in an Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi. Be sure to scrap the bottom of the pot to make sure there is nothing stuck on it and to prevent burning.
  • Follow the manufacturer's guide for locking the lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook or manual on high for 3 minutes. After the cooking cycle finished, wait 10 minutes before moving the Venting Knob from Sealing Position to Venting Position to release the remaining pressure. 
  • Transfer the rice into a large bowl. Let it cool down for 10 minutes then use a fork to gently stir the rice and break up any obvious lumps.
    Pour lime juice over the rice and toss with chopped cilantro just before serving.

Notes

To Cook the Cilantro-Lime on the Stove:

  1. Heat oil in the large saucepan over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add white rice and saute for 2 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add garlic, cook until fragrant.
  4. Stir in about 2¼ cups of broth  or water plus 1 teaspoon salt,  lime zest and bring to a boil. 
  5. Lower the heat and cook undisturbed for 15 minutes or follow the cooking instructions on the product packaging. 
  6. Remove from the heat and let it cool down for 10 minutes. 
  7. Transfer the rice into a large bowl. Use a fork to gently stir the rice and break up any obvious lumps.
  8. Pour lime juice over the rice and toss with chopped cilantro just before serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 135IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice Copycat, Cilantro Lime Rice, Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
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