Bowl of Cilantro Lime Rice next to instant pot

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is a copycat version of Chipotle's rice but is made SUPER fast thanks to the instant pot. This rice is perfect to serve as a side dish or as a base for burritos. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Rice, Instant Pot Rice
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Pressure Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 2 cups rice (brown or white long grain) rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable stock low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped


  • Rinse and drain rice well. 
  • Place stock, lime zest and salt into pressure cooker. 
  • Add in wet, rinsed rice and gently push rice down into stock to submerge. DO NOT STIR RICE.
  • Place lid on pressure cooker and be sure vent knob is pointed towards sealed. 
  • For Brown Rice, cook on high pressure for 24 minutes. For White Rice, cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. 
  • Once cook time has elapsed, let pressure release naturally.
  • Stir in chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice and serve. 


  • Feel free to use chicken or vegetables stock for Cilantro Lime Rice. 
  • If using stock that is not low sodium, omit salt and add at end of cooking if needed. 
  • This recipe for Instant Pot Rice is for long grain white or brown rice. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Sodium 557mg24%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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