Pineapple Cilantro Lime Rice

A copycat version of Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice with an added twist of fresh pineapple for extra flavor. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pineapple Cilantro Lime Rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 jalapeno cut in half and seeded
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 lime zest and juice
  • 1 bunch of cilantro stems discarded and leaves chopped


  • Bring pineapple juice, water, jalapeno, garlic and salt to a boil. Add in rice and lower to simmer. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes, or until rice is tender and absorbed.
  • Remove jalapeno.
  • Stir in zest and juice of lime and chopped cilantro.
  • Serve on the side or as the bed to a main course.


Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice Directions
  • Place rice, pineapple juice, jalapeno, garlic and salt into your inner pot of your pressure cooker. Add in 1/2 cup water instead of 1 cup water--you need less liquid in a pressure cooker for cooking rice, because no moisture is evaporated. 
  • Set your pressure cooker to cook on high for 35 minutes for brown rice or 3 minutes on high for white or jasmine rice. 
  • Let pressure decrease naturally for 10-15 minutes and then do a quick release. 
  • Remove jalapeno and garlic cloves and stir in lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro into your rice and serve. 
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Cilantro Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140
% Daily Value*
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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