Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

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This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is perfect in your favorite Chipotle burrito bowl or as a side with tacos or enchiladas.

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

I took my very popular copycat recipe for Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice and made it faster and easier in the Instant Pot. Make a homemade burrito bowl or serve it with tacos, enchiladas, or fajitas.

I am a huge fan of the rice at Chipotle's. Here is my copycat version for their cilantro lime rice, it tastes just like the real thing! Of course, I used less oil. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork.

This rice recipe is so easy to make. You just add the rice, water, oil, and salt to the pressure cooker and cook on high for three minutes. Do a natural release for ten minutes and then a quick release. Fluff the rice with a fork and transfer to a bowl with the lime juice, cilantro, and remaining oil.

Cooking rice in the Instant Pot requires less water and cooks in less time. No pre-rinsing the rice, but of course, you can if you wish.

You can make a double batch using the same ratio of rice and water. The cook time will remain the same. You can also freeze any extra rice in individual servings in freezer bags so you can whip up burritos or burrito bowls anytime.

What to Serve with Cilantro Lime Rice

The lime and cilantro give this rice a bright, fresh flavor. It’s a family favorite on Mexican-inspired dinner nights. This rice pairs well as a side dish with your favorite Mexican meal like tacos, enchiladas, or fajitas. This rice also works well served with black beans either as a side dish or meatless entree.

One of the best ways to serve this rice is as a Chipotle-style burrito bowl. Burrito bowls are so easy to make because anything goes! You can throw in whatever ingredients you have. Below are some suggestions for what to put in your burrito bowl along with the cilantro lime rice.

Burrito bowls are great for meal prep too. Cook your rice, beans, and meat and then add different toppings throughout the week to switch up your bowl.

If you’re craving rice but watching your carbs, try my Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. It has the same great taste but without the carbs.

This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is perfect in your favorite Chipotle burrito bowl or as a side with tacos or enchiladas.I am a huge fan of the rice at Chipotle's. Here is my copycat version for their cilantro lime rice, it tastes just like the real thing! Of course, I used less oil. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork.Instant Pot Cilantro Lime RiceInstant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

6
6
6
SP
194
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: Mexican
This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is perfect in your favorite Chipotle burrito bowl or as a side with tacos or enchiladas.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long grain white rice or jasmine, un-rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Add the rice, water, 1 teaspoon of the oil and salt to the pressure cooker pot and stir.
  • Cover and cook on high pressure 3 minutes. When timer beeps, use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes do a quick pressure release and fluff rice with a fork.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, and remaining oil. Add the rice and toss until thoroughly mixed.

Notes

For brown rice cook 23 minutes, natural release.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 194kcal, Carbohydrates: 35.5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3.5g, Sodium: 280mg, Sugar: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 6
Keywords: instant pot cilantro lime rice, instant pot rice, instant pot side dish

Photo credit: Jess Larson