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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is quick, uses only a few ingredients and is easy to make! Perfect for your weeknight dinner.

Course Instant Pot, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cilantro lime rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
natural pressure release 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup white rice I use jasmine rice but basmati or long grain would work as well
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Press the Sauté button on your Instant Pot. Add olive oil and allow it to heat up.
  2. Add rice and Sauté for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add water, lime zest, and salt.
  3. Cover Instant Pot and push Manual button. Set for 5 minutes. When done, allow Instant Pot to natural release (about 10 minutes)
  4. Fluff rice with fork and transfer to a serving bowl.
  5. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Taste and season with salt as needed.
  6. Serve and enjoy!