Pressure Cooker Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

This Pressure Cooker Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice is perfect as a side dish with your favorite Mexican meal, or as the base of a burrito bowl the way they serve it at Chipolte’s. The lime and cilantro give this rice a bright, fresh flavor.

The lime and cilantro give this rice a bright, fresh flavor.

This is my pressure cooker version of Skinny Taste’s popular copycat recipe for Chipolte’s Cilantro Lime Rice. A copycat version of Chipolte’s Cilantro Lime rice made faster and easier in the pressure cooker.

This has become a family favorite recipe that we make often. My daughter makes a double batch for her family and freezes it in individual servings in Ziploc bags so she can add it to burritos and have for a quick side for lunches.

This Pressure Cooker Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice is perfect as a side dish with your favorite Mexican meal, or as the base of a burrito bowl the way they serve it at Chipolte's.

Making Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this delicious Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice!
Whether you’re making it in an Instant Pot or a different brand of pressure cooker, it’s super easy and quick to make.

The cook time is reduced from 15 minutes to three minutes, but that isn’t the main reason to cook it in the pressure cooker. The pressure cooker makes perfect rice every time. In fact, I got rid of my rice cooker because it was always burning the bottom of the rice. In the electric pressure cooker, you just set the time, walk away and come back to perfectly cooked rice.

Update: I’m updating this post with a video that shows just how easy this Pressure Cooker Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice is to make:

If you haven’t made this recipe yet, definitely put it on your menu soon.

Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice in the Pressure Cooker

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro

Directions:

Add the rice, water, 1 tablespoon oil and salt to the pressure cooker pot. Stir. Lock lid in place. Select high pressure and 3 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, turn pressure cooker off and use a natural pressure release for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes do a quick pressure release.

Fluff rice with a fork.

In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon oil. Add rice and toss until thoroughly mixed.

More pressure cooker rice recipes you might like:

Saffron Almond Rice Pilaf
Lemon Rice
Quick and Easy Spanish Rice

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This Pressure Cooker Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice is perfect as a side dish with your favorite Mexican meal, or as the base of a burrito bowl the way they serve it at Chipolte's. The lime and cilantro give this rice a bright, fresh flavor.