How To Make Easy Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

This bright and citrusy side pairs well with mild and spicy dishes alike. And with less than five minutes of active time, it couldn’t be quicker or easier! Make this Chipotle copycat recipe at home today!

  • Author: Christine Tusher
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x


  • 1 c un-rinsed, long grain white rice
  • 1 1/4 c water
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4c fresh cilantro, finely chopped


  1. Place the water, rice, oil, and salt in the Instant Pot and stir.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients into the rice and stir until coated. Serve immediately.