All the flavors of your favorite restaurant, in a healthy, whole grain version. Lime and cilantro come together with fluffy brown rice for a side dish that can’t be beat in this cilantro lime rice dish.
Fluffy, brown rice. There’s nothing quite like it. It’s got a nutty flavor, a hearty texture, and can go with just about any flavor you add to it.
Cilantro has that unique flavor that you either love or hate. Some say it tastes like soap to them, and others can’t get enough of it. Did you know that if you think it tastes like soap, that is actually genetic? According to Britannica,
or those cilantro-haters for whom the plant tastes like soap, the issue is genetic. These people have a variation in a group of olfactory-receptor genes that allows them to strongly perceive the soapy-flavored aldehydes in cilantro leaves.
For the rest of us, there are about a million ways to incorporate cilantro into your dishes. I love mixing it with lime, as they are the perfect partners in culinary cuisine. Sweet, tangy, and bright flavors combine in a masterpiece. Well, in my mind, anyway.Lime and cilantro come together with fluffy brown rice for a side dish that can't be beat in this cilantro lime rice dish. #brownrice #instantpot #easycilantrolimerice #healthy #chipotlescilantrolimerice
What’s really awesome about this Instant Pot brown rice recipe is that it is nearly foolproof. Cooking brown rice in the Instant Pot takes the guess work out of whether or not it’s done. It turns out perfect nearly every time. Just add your rice, liquid, seasonings and add the lid. Perfectly cooked rice with minimal effort. It’s a great way to make a bunch of rice for weekly meal prep, too.
Can I use white rice in this recipe?
It’s often that white rice is used in this recipe. However, I prefer the nutty flavor of brown rice myself. If you want to use white rice, feel free to do so. The cooking time will be lessened to 12 minutes.
What kind of brown rice should I use?
While there are many kinds of brown rice, the most common in the grocery store are quick cook, long grain, and short grain brown rice. For this recipe, I used long grain brown rice. If you only find short grain, it’ll cook the same and the end result will taste the same.
Ingredients you need
- Brown rice
- Chicken stock or water
- Lime zest and juice
How to make this brown rice dish
- Add rice, salt and liquid to the Instant pot.
- Set to seal and cook, and release do quick pressure release.
- Stir in lime zest, juice, and cilantro. Fluff rice with a fork.
- Serve hot.
What to serve with cilantro lime rice
- Easy Black Beans
- Steak Fajita Bowl
- Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
- Super Easy Guacamole
- Chicken Enchilada Soup
- BBQ Pulled Chicken Tacos
- 2 cups brown rice
- 2 cups broth or water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- Add rice, salt, and liquid to Instant pot.
- Set lid and make sure valve is on "seal".
- Set to brown rice time, or if using an older model, "manual" for 30 minutes.
- Release pressure quickly when timer goes off.
- Meanwhile, chop cilantro, and zest and juice lime. Stir into cooked rice.
- Fluff with fork and serve.
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Diamond G Brown Rice 15lb
365 Everyday Value, Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth, 48 fl oz
REDMOND Real Sea Salt - Natural Unrefined Organic Gluten Free Fine, 26 ounce pouch (1 Pack)
Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Grain Maker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, Sous Vide, Bake, and Warmer|6 Quart|Easy-Seal Lid|14 Programs
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 155Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 4mgSodium 705mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 5g
I do my best to make sure these numbers are accurate, however, please be your own best advocate and double check!