Instant Pot® Cilantro Lime Rice

Instant Pot® Cilantro Lime Rice

This delicious kitchen-tested “Cilantro Lime Rice” recipe greatly compliments the Spicy Pineapple Pork Butt Roast Slow Cooker Recipe. Or, the Shrimp Fajita Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice recipe.

Transform boring, basic rice into something extraordinary with the addition of a few fresh ingredients. In this recipe, lime and cilantro are paired to create a classic flavor combination that brings added depth to your dishes.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 22 minutes (+ time to come to pressure)
Natural Release (NR): 10 minutes
Serves: 4-6


1 c. long-grain brown rice, rinsed until water runs clear
1¼ c. chicken or vegetable broth, preferably organic
3 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. lime zest, preferably organic
¼ c. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 t. garlic powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


1. Add rice and broth to Instant Pot® container and stir to combine. Cover and lock lid into place. Set valve to “Sealing” and select the “Manual” and “High Pressure” settings. Adjust cook time to 22 minutes.

2. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.

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3. Remove lid and stir in lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, and garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. If desired, allow flavors to combine for several minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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