The rice served in a large bowl with decorative props.
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Pressure Cooker Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

An easy cilantro lime rice recipe made effortlessly in your pressure cooker. Who doesn't love white rice seasoned with lime juice and fresh cilantro?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Come to Pressure and Natural Release17 mins
Total Time39 mins
Course: Instant Pot, Side
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Keyword: cilantro lime rice, cilantro lime rice recipe, cilantro rice, instant pot cilantro lime rice, Instant Pot rice, pressure cooker cilantro lime rice, Pressure cooker rice
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen



  • 2 Cups White Rice (long grain, unrinsed)
  • 2 1/4 Cups Water (or beef, chicken, or veggie broth)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Zest
  • Salt To Taste


  • Place oil, rice, and water into the liner of the Instant Pot. Stir to ensure all the rice is covered by the water.
  • Close the lid, and set the valve to sealing. Press the “rice” button, and the time should automatically default to 12 minutes at low pressure.
  • After the time is up, turn off the Instant Pot using the “cancel” button, and allow a 10 minute natural release before opening the valve to release any remaining pressure.
  • Open the lid, and use a fork to fluff the rice. Add the lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro. Mix well to combine the ingredients.
  • Serve hot, and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of half (1/2) a cup of cilantro lime rice. Additionally, the calorie count does NOT include any props or garnishments seen in the photos. Actual calories will vary.


Serving: 0.5g | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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