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Instant Pot Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

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If you love Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice you will jump for joy at this Instant Pot Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice copycat recipe. This is the closest recipe in re-creating the famous cilantro lime rice

Light, fluffy, and flavorful rice at homemade for a fraction of the price. Pair with your favorite Mexican dishes, chicken recipes, and more. 

Instant Pot Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

So why look for a Chipotle copycat recipe for rice? I don’t know about you but I can’t always go to Chipotle or I need a lot to feed my family. This way I have enough and more for a crowd. 

Instant Pot Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice

Way To Use Cilantro Lime Rice

Can You Freeze Cilantro Lime Rice

Absolutely! I have instructions below that will walk you through exactly how to Freeze and thaw and Reheat your rice! 

This is one incredible rice freezer meal that you can use for a side dish. My family loves this rice, so I prep one day making it into freezer bags, so I have meals for the rest of the month. 

How Long Will Cilantro Lime Rice Store In Fridge

You can store this rice for up to three days in the fridge. After that, I always recommend using your best judgment call. 

Best Way To Reheat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice 

I place what I plan to eat in a bowl and cover it lightly. Toss in the microwave and heat until warmed. Or you can add a little broth and heat on the stovetop. 

Do You Use Cilantro Stems

When I go to use Cilantro in recipes I mainly use leaves, with just a little of the stems. Personally, I enjoy the bold flavor of the stems. 

instant pot chipotles cilantro lime rice

Does Rice Cook Well In Instant Pot

Yes! I have tossed my rice cooker in the trash and now solely make rice in my Instant Pot. I get light and fluffy rice each and every time. Stovetop rice always was a hit and miss for me. 

instant pot chipotles cilantro lime rice

What Type is Rice Do You Use

Long grain rice. This recipe is meant for long-grain rice, if you were to try and swap brown rice, for example, you would find it won’t work. You would have to adjust the ratio of rice and water along with cook time.

Not all rice cooks at the same time in the pressure cooker. Now if you reached for Jasmine Rice, it converts just like long grain. But other rice varieties do not. t

 

Do You Use Stock Or Water In Recipe

Either will work. The stock offers more flavor to the rice while water allows the rice to stand out. My recipe includes water but feel free to use stock instead. 

Meal Prep Ahead

Meal prep ahead with this freezer-friendly rice recipe! Whether you do one big freezer bag full or create single-serve containers to grab and go. 

Cooking at home doesn’t have to be hard. The Instant pot allows more free time while your food cooks away! Give this easy Chipotle rice recipe a try today.

Instant Pot Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice

instant pot chipotles cilantro lime rice

Instant Pot Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice

If you love Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice you will jump for joy at this copycat recipe. This is the closest recipe in re-creating the famous cilantro lime rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

Instructions

    1. Pour water, rice & salt into the instant pot.
    2. Select Low Pressure or the Rice Button.
    3. Cook for 12 minutes on low pressure.
    4. Do a quick release.
    5. Fluff rice, add in lime juice, zest, & cilantro. Give rice good stir. Instant Pot Chipotle's Cilantro Lime RiceServe or freeze once cooled.

Notes

*2 cups of rice was enough for 3 freezer bags of rice for a dinner side sized portion for 2.

**You can double this recipe, time remains the same

***FREEZER DIRECTIONS (freeze up to 3 months)

To FREEZE: Place cooled rice into freezer bag. Freeze

To REHEAT: Remove bag from freezer and sit on the counter while preparing dinner. (If in a rush, you can run the bag over warm water to loosen the frozen rice from the Ziploc) Remove rice from bag and place in a microwavable bowl. Add TBSP of water, cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 4 minutes (This may give or take to reheat fully).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

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