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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

An easy recipe for perfectly cooked rice flavored with cilantro and lime ready in under 20 minutes!
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CourseSide Dish
DietGluten Free, Low Lactose
Keyword30 minute, instant pot
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
natural release time10 minutes
Total Time19 minutes
Servings6 servings



  • 2 cups long-grain white rice Basmati is a good choice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 3 TBSP lime juice-divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Combine the water, rice, butter, 2 TBSP lime juice, and salt in the inner pot of the Instant Pot
  • Put the lid on the pot, press the power button, set it to manual mode, and adjust the time to 4 minutes
  • Set the knob to sealing
  • When the pot is done cooking let it rest for 10 minutes and then release the pressure.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork
  • Add the remaining lime juice, cilantro, and lime zest
  • Stir and fluff again.
  • Taste for salt and add as needed.


Can EASILY be doubled


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg