This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is perfect in your favorite Chipotle burrito bowl or as a side with tacos or enchiladas.
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
I took my very popular copycat recipe for
Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice
and made it faster and easier in the Instant Pot. Make a homemade burrito bowl or serve it with
This rice recipe is so easy to make. You just add the rice, water, oil, and salt to the pressure cooker and cook on high for three minutes. Do a natural release for ten minutes and then a quick release. Fluff the rice with a fork and transfer to a bowl with the lime juice, cilantro, and remaining oil.
Cooking rice in the Instant Pot requires less water and cooks in less time. No pre-rinsing the rice, but of course, you can if you wish.
You can make a double batch using the same ratio of rice and water. The cook time will remain the same. You can also freeze any extra rice in individual servings in freezer bags so you can whip up burritos or burrito bowls anytime.
What to Serve with Cilantro Lime Rice
The lime and cilantro give this rice a bright, fresh flavor. It's a family favorite on Mexican-inspired dinner nights. This rice pairs well as a side dish with your favorite Mexican meal like
. This rice also works well served with
either as a side dish or meatless entree.
One of the best ways to serve this rice is as a Chipotle-style burrito bowl. Burrito bowls are so easy to make because anything goes! You can throw in whatever ingredients you have. Below are some suggestions for what to put in your burrito bowl along with the cilantro lime rice.
- Meat: ++barbacoa beef++ , ++sweet barbacoa pork++ , ++pork carnitas++ , ++chicken ropa vieja++
- Beans: ++quick black beans++ , pinto beans , Instant Pot refried beans
- Vegetables: sautéed peppers and onions, chopped tomatoes and avocado
- Salsa: ++corn salsa++ , salsa verde , spicy red salsa , pico de gallo
- Toppings: guacamole , shredded cheese, sour cream
Burrito bowls are great for meal prep too. Cook your rice, beans, and meat and then add different toppings throughout the week to switch up your bowl.
If you're craving rice but watching your carbs, try my
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
. It has the same great taste but without the carbs.
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Photo credit: Jess Larson