Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice


This super easy Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is similar to Chipotle's! Great served with Tacos, Burritos or any Mexican food!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • Fresh cilantro (about 10 sprigs)
  • 2 cups parboiled rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper


Take 5-7 sprigs of cilantro. Fold them into themselves to make a clump and chop finely. (Stems and leaves)*

Add the rice, water, two wedges of lime, 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro, spices, and water** to the instant pot. Stir ingredients.

Seal the lid and pressure valve. Cook at the rice setting or on high for 12 minutes.

Quick release.

Squeeze the juice from the remaining lime and fluff the rice with a fork.

Serve with lime wedges and chopped cilantro as a garnish. 


* a lot of the flavor is in the stems

**Remember that for parboiled rice, it’s a 1:1 ratio of water and rice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g