Cilantro-Lime Rice
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.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 14minutes
Cook Time
8minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 14minutes
Cook Time
8minutes
Ingredients
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1cup long grain white rice
  • 1 garlic cloveminced
  • 1 1/4cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable brothor water
  • 1/4teaspoon fine sea salt1/2 if using water instead of broth
  • 1/4cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2teaspoon grated lime zestoptional
  • 2teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
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.