Cilantro-Lime Rice
By :The Instant Pot College Cookbook by Julee Morrison
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A wildly popular dish at Chipotle restaurants, cilantro-lime rice is easy to make at home, and with an Instant Pot®, it’s as quick as it is tasty. If you don’t have fresh cilantro, look for cilantro paste in the produce or frozen section of your supermarket.
Votes: 7
Rating: 4.57
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cilantro, Lime, Rice
Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth or water
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 if using water instead of broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest optional
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Rice & Pastas
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cilantro, Lime, Rice
Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth or water
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 if using water instead of broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest optional
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Votes: 7
Rating: 4.57
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
SAUTÉ THE RICE.
  1. Select Sauté and adjust to heat to Medium. Add the oil to the inner cooking pot. When it shimmers and flows easily, add the rice and garlic and stir to coat the rice with the oil, cooking for about 1 minute, or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the broth and salt.
PRESSURE COOK.
  1. Lock the lid into place and turn the valveto “sealing.” Select Pressure Cook or Manual and adjust the pressure to High. Set the time for 7 minutes. When cooking ends, carefully turn the valve to “venting” to quick release the pressure.
FINISH THE RICE.
  1. Unlock and remove the lid. Add the cilantro, lime zest (if using), and lime juice. Stir very gently to combine. Put the lid back on the pot but do not lock it into place. Let the rice sit for 3 to 4 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
5 replies
  1. SHarkey88
    SHarkey88 says:

    I haven’t had Chipotle’s version so I couldnt compare.
    The flavor was good, it just needs more liquid because the bottom burned…I just scrapped it together with the rest adding a little crunch.

  2. Alberta
    Alberta says:

    We loved this rice. My 2 yr old grandson ate 3 helpings. I doubled the Recipe, everything but the oil and cilantro. It came out perfect

  3. dbakalar
    dbakalar says:

    So delish! The only changes I made was to use brown rice instead of white, which requires keeping in IP for 20 mins with NR, rather than 7 mins. I also added a bit more freah line juice- everything else exactly bu the recipe and it tasted BETTER than Chipotle’s Lime Cilantro Rice. ❤️

  4. dianeramos
    dianeramos says:

    I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! ❤️
    I followed the recipe to a T and it came out perfect and so delicious! This will be my favorite go to rice recipe! I shared it with my friends!!

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