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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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) 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.

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  • Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  • 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.

  • Serve immediately with lime wedges, garnishing with chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 39.2g; fat 3.3g; cholesterol 8.4mg; sodium 461.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2019
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 separated and intact; fluffy, not mushy. The lime and cilantro are delicious. I doubled the recipe. I suggest reducing the liquid by 25 percent in that case. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2019
Way too limey!! the rice was cook all the way and the consistency was right on... but not tasty at all.. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2019
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 separated and intact; fluffy, not mushy. The lime and cilantro are delicious. I doubled the recipe. I suggest reducing the liquid by 25 percent in that case. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2019
Very tasty, but this can easily be made on the stovetop, and it (rice) comes out better. I'm not a huge fan of my instant pot. I find it more trouble than it's worth, unless you need to quickly soften-up a tough cut of meat. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2019
Way too limey!! the rice was cook all the way and the consistency was right on... but not tasty at all.. Read More
(1)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2019
I have made this a couple of times. It turns out great in the instant pot. I love cilantro so I add extra. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2020
I doubled the amount of rice but should not have doubled the amount of liquid: at the end, it was soupy and I had to drain the extra liquid. I think it would be just as easy to make this rice in a regular pot instead of the instant pot. It tasted really good but was sticky and not fluffy at all. I'll try making it again in a regular pot. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2020
It was a little clumpy not fluffy. I would add a little more liquid next time. But everyone liked it and asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2020
Súper delicious ... came out fluffy and light...a great taste... Read More
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