Rice is such a tasty and inexpensive side dish. Jazz it up quickly and easily to make this tasty Instant Pot Cilantro lime rice recipe. Everyone will love it.

Instant pot Cilantro lime rice recipe

We love rice and it’s so inexpensive to make! You can season it so many different ways. It’s just the best side dish!

It takes very little time to make and it’s very filling!

Plain rice really isn’t our favorite so I made this tasty Cilantro lime rice instant pot recipe!

You are going to love this tasty rice. It’s really good served with Cilantro Lime Chicken or Carne Asada Street Tacos Recipe.

Yum!

You will need an electric pressure cooker for Cilantro lime rice pressure cooker recipe.

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart if you prefer. We love this Cilantro Lime Rice Pressure Cooker recipe.

Since purchasing an instant pot, it truly has changed meal time around here. I can pull together dinner in little to no time.

This is so handy for those days that I don’t remember to take anything out of the freezer for dinner.

The instant pot to the rescue! I love that it cooks fast but tastes like you slow cooked it all day.

You can find the Instant pot on sale here.

No worries if you don’t have an instant pot, you can try this Cilantro Lime Recipe in the the slow cooker.

This Cilantro lime rice pressure cooker recipe is so easy and tasty!

This rice goes great with almost anything!

Did you know you can freeze rice? It’s very simple. Learn how to freeze rice and you can take it out of the freezer for a quick side dish.

We like to serve this delicious rice with The Best Crockpot Chicken Tacos Recipe. With only 3 ingredients, these tacos are so quick and simple.

Ingredients for Instant pot Cilantro lime rice recipe:

  • 3 cups dry long grain white rice
  • 6 cups water
  • ½ tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 lime
  • handful of cilantro about a half of cup – (chopped cilantro)

How to make Instant pot rice:

  1. In an Instant pot, pour in the rice, water, and garlic rice.
  2. Stir to combine. Place the lid on top and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  3. Press the rice button. If you do not have a rice button click the manual button and set the time for 5 minutes.
  4. Once finished, do the quick release.
  5. Squeeze the fresh lime juice over it. Add in the fresh cilantro.
  6. Stir to combine and serve.

Tip: It’s totally optional but I use this to squeeze my limes.  It makes it so easy and we use it for lots of recipes.

It comes in very handy!

Instant cilantro lime rice has the best lime flavor!

You can serve it along side tacos or we like to use it for burrito bowls.

Top with meat and your favorite toppings. Let your family choose what they like and you have burrito bowls!

It’s also a great way to stretch the meat and feed a crowd.

This is also really great for parties. You can’t go wrong with rice because it’s so easy and inexpensive.

You can also make Instant Pot cilantro lime brown rice!

If you prefer brown rice, try that instead of white rice. You will just need to set it for 22 minutes

Pressure cooker cilantro lime brown rice is a great side dish idea too!

Print this Instant pot Cilantro lime rice recipe below:

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Try this easy Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice recipe. Cilantro lime rice pressure cooker recipe is so quick. Cilantro lime rice instant pot recipe is a hit!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 12
Cuisine American, Mexican
Course Side Dish
Calories 171
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dry long grain white rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • In an Instant pot, pour in the rice and water.
  • Stir to combine. Place the lid on top and make sure the valve is set to sealing position.
  • Press the rice button. If you do not have a rice button click the manual button and set the time for 3 minutes.
  • After the cook time, allow the pressure to release from the Instant pot naturally for 20-25 minutes (do not move the value on the lid to the vent position until after that time).
  • Then season the rice with the garlic salt. Squeeze the fresh lime juice over it and stir in the fresh cilantro.

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days. 
*You can also freeze the rice in a freezer bag for up to 2-3 months.  

Nutrition Facts

Serving 0.5cup, Calories 171kcal, Carbohydrates 38g, Protein 3g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Sodium 393mg, Potassium 62mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 48IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 17mg, Iron 1mg

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Rice is incredibly simple to make. You are going to love how easy this is. Trust me!

It really is a very frugal side dish. It’s so tasty too.

Let us know what you think. I absolutely love my instant pot! It’s the best.

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