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Instant Pot® Lime-Cilantro Rice

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"This tangy rice is quick, easy, and full of fresh, delicious flavor. Add it to a burrito, taco salad, Mexican burrito bowl, pair it with any of your favorite Mexican entrees, or just enjoy as a side dish. Perfect choice for a Cinco de Mayo celebration."
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35 m servings 203
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Add butter. Once butter is melted and hot, stir in rice. Cook, stirring occasionally, until rice becomes opaque, about 2 minutes. Stir in water, chicken broth, lime juice, and salt. Close and lock the lid.
  2. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes more. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in lime zest and fluff rice with a fork.
  4. Serve immediately with lime wedges, garnishing with chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 203 calories; 3.3 39.2 3.6 8 461 Full nutrition

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Terrific recipe! I made it once exactly as written and it came out beautifully. The second time, I rinsed the rice before cooking, which really didn’t change the outcome. The grains stay separat...

Way too limey!! the rice was cook all the way and the consistency was right on... but not tasty at all..