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15 Minute Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

15 Minute Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

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instant pot cilantro lime rice


We have Mexican food at least once a week.  While I do love  making Instant Pot Mexican Rice, I like to change it up a bit sometimes and make a different side dish.  Same rice, some of the same ingredients, but SUCH a different flavor!  This Cilantro Lime Rice is a great addition to any meal.  It goes great alongside tacos, burritos, fajitas, flautas, and more.

I never could get rice cooked correctly before I started using the Instant Pot.  It would stick to the pan, be mushy, or sometimes, not be cooked enough.  It was always a gamble.  When I started cooking rice in the Instant Pot though, it comes out perfectly almost every time.  Sometimes I get in a hurry and forget to add enough chicken broth or forget to close the vent correctly.  So.  It isn’t never-fail, but it is the closest thing to never fail rice that I have found!

instant pot cilantro lime rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice


instant pot cilantro lime rice

15 Minute Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

15 Minute Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

This delicious cilantro lime rice recipe is ready in 15 minutes and is the perfect side dish!


  • 2 TBSP olive or avocado oil
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 3 TBSP cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 TBSP lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp minced garlic


    1. Set the Instant Pot on saute and add your oil and rice. Leave the lid off and stir frequently.
    2. Sauté the rice for about 4 minutes and then add in the garlic.
    3. Sauté the rice and garlic together for about 2 more minutes, until they begin to turn a golden color.
    4. Add in the chicken broth, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and cumin, and stir. Scrape the bottom so the rice doesn’t burn.
    5. Close and lock the lid. Turn the Instant Pot to Manual for 8 minutes.
    6. When 8 minutes is up and Instant Pot beeps, open the vent and place a towel over it. Be careful, it is very hot.
    7. Serve with your favorite Mexican food, like my Authentic Cheese Enchiladas!


We love garlic in everything, so if you do not, just leave it out. Alternatively, you could switch it out with onion.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 339mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

The writer is not a doctor or nutritionist and this nutritional information is just a guideline. Please consult your doctor or nutritionist for more accurate information.

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Serve with:

Authentic Cheese Enchiladas

Grilled Bean Flautas






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