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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Rice is the perfect side dish addition to any Mexican meal that you will be serving.  Set the Instant Pot and forget it, making your job as cook an easy one!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Instant Pot, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 274kcal


  • 1 15 oz can vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice divided
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1/2 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Place the vegetable broth, water, oil, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, and rice in the Instant Pot.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot, lock it into place and push the “Manual” button.  Push the + or - button, until it is set for 12 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps to tell you that it is done, let it sit for 5 more minutes.
  • After the 5 minutes are up, turn the quick release knob to vent.
  • After all the steam has released and the valve has fallen back down, turn the lid to open and remove the lid.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork. Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of lime juice, lime zest, chopped cilantro, and salt.
  • Serve.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 696mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg