Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is easy to make and a great side dish for any Mexican meal.

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice in bowl

Josh loves the Instant Pot. He uses it all of the time to make hard boiled eggs, quinoa, rice, and his favorite 4-Ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde. I still haven’t touched it yet because Josh is having so much fun with it. I want to try some recipes soon, but right now, I am letting Josh have all of the fun.

Josh has been making Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice and it is so good! I shared a little teaser on Instagram stories and I got a ton of messages from you guys begging for the recipe. Well, today is your lucky today because we are sharing this super easy recipe for cilantro lime rice. You are going to love it.

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice with lime

If you like Chipotle’s rice, you will LOVE this easy recipe you can make at home. The Instant Pot cooks the rice in a jiffy and it turns out perfect every single time. Josh cooks the rice in water and broth, to give it extra flavor. The addition of cilantro and lime makes the rice extra flavorful and the perfect side dish to any Mexican meal.

We like to serve the cilantro lime rice with enchiladas, tacos, Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde, quesadillas, and more! The rice is a great base for burrito bowls too! You can add your favorite toppings and create a fun meal.

Get out your Instant Pot and make this EASY Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice. And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you should probably think about getting one. We are really enjoying ours…well, Josh is enjoying it and I am enjoying eating what he makes:)

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice finished recipe

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Make perfect cilantro lime rice every time with the Instant Pot. This rice is a great side dish to any Mexican meal.

Yield: Serves 8-10

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes


  • 1 (14 ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons canola, vegetable, or grapeseed oil
  • 3 tablespoons juice of lime, divided
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1/2 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Put the broth, water, oil, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, and rice in the Instant Pot. Lock the lid in place and push the “Rice” button on the Instant Pot. This will cook the rice for 12 minutes. When the Instant Pot beeps, let it sit for 5 more minutes. After the 5 minutes, using a hot pad, quick release the pressure by turning the steam release valve to vent. Let all of the steam out and carefully remove the lid.
  2. Transfer the rice to a large bowl. Fluff the rice with a fork. Add the remaining tablespoon of lime juice, lime zest, chopped cilantro, and salt. Stir and fluff the rice again with a fork. Serve warm.

Note-we have the 6 QT Instant Pot.

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