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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Jyoti Behrani
This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is like the one you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Serve it with some Mexican Black Beans for a complete meal, or in a burrito.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Long grain white rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed, fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Lime zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Freshly squeezed lime juice, (around half lime)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 1 1/4 cup water or Broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste

Instructions
 

PREP FOR CILANTRO LIME RICE

  • Using a fine mesh sieve, rinse the rice under cold running water for couple of minutes or until the water runs clear. Drain the rice well.
  • Zest the lime using Zester (Grater). Keep it aside.
  • Chop fresh cilantro, and juice from half the lime, around 1 1/2 tablespoon. Keep it aside.

INSTANT POT CILANTRO LIME RICE

  • You will need INSTANT POT
  • Add oil, rinsed, and drained rice, water or broth, and salt to taste. Mix gently. Close lid, vent sealed.
  • Turn ON Instant Pot to MANUAL / PRESSURE COOK mode (high) for 6 minutes. Let pressure release naturally, around 10 minutes.
    Note: Turn OFF “keep warm” mode.
  • Open the Instant Pot lid, using a fork, fluff the rice.
  • Add lime zest, lime juice, cilantro. Gently mix the rice.
  • Cilantro Lime Rice is ready to be served. Enjoy!!

STOVE TOP CILANTRO LIME RICE

  • Follow the recipe as discussed earlier. In a pot, add oil, rice, water or broth, and salt to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and cook for 10-15 minutes or until rice is cooked. Rest of the recipe is same as Instant Pot

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Notes

You can use long grain rice, Basmati rice, Jasmine rice, or Brown rice for this recipe.
If using broth, use low sodium broth as it helps control the sodium intake. 
Turn OFF the “Keep warm” setting to prevent rice from being overcooked, and dry.
RICE TO WATER RATIO
FOR ALL TYPES OF RICE (WHITE / BROWN) - For "1" cup of rice, I use "1 1/4" cups of water. For "2" cups of rice, I use "2 1/4" cups of water. For "3" cups of rice, I use "3 1/4" cups of water, and so on.
INSTANT POT COOKING TIME
FOR WHITE RICE - Manual / Pressure cook (high), for 6 minutes. Followed by 10 minutes of natural pressure release.
FOR BROWN RICE - Manual / Pressure cook (high), for 22 minutes. Followed by 10 minutes of natural pressure release.
Please refer to the post for the following:
  1. PRO TIP FOR PERFECT INSTANT POT CILANTRO LIME RICE
  2. FAQ ABOUT INSTANT POT CILANTRO LIME RICE
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