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a blue and white bowl filled with fluffy rice, a lime wedge, and cilantro.
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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

This instant pot cilantro-lime rice is a quick and easy side dish that can be served with almost anything. Enjoy this with ribs, steak, or veggies.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
Natural Release10 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican American
Servings: 3
Calories: 242kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup Jasmine rice unrinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely minced


  • Add the rice, water, olive oil, and 1 tsp salt to the instant pot sleeve and cover with the lid.
  • Seal the valve and press the "pressure cook" function, cook for 4 minutes.
  • Once the 4 minutes are up, let the steam release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully open the lid and mix the rice using a fork.
  • Stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Enjoy warm!


Please read your instant pot manufactures guide before using it. 


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 785mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg