Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian, healthy
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Serves:: 10 cups
A very tasty rice you'll want to make over and over!
  • 2 C Brown rice
  • 2 C Water or ½ & ½ Salt-free vegetable stock and water
  • ¼ C Lime juice, fresh squeezed only (about 1 large lime, or 4 small ones)
  • 2 T Lime Zest
  • 1 t Garlic powder, or to taste
  • ½ t Kosher sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 C Cilantro, finely chopped, lightly packed, to garnish
  1. Add rice, water, lime juice & zest, garlic powder, and salt to Instant Pot Cooker; making sure all stray grains of rice are covered in water.
  2. Close lid, position vent to seal (not venting), and set for 22 minutes pressure cooking.
  3. With warm up and cool down, this will take a total of about 45 minutes.
  4. Once beep sounds and turns to keep warm setting, unplug machine and leave undisturbed for 10 minutes.
  5. Carefully turn vent to unseal and let it release any pressure for about 1 minute.
  6. Open cooker and remove cooking liner with pot holders; it will be very hot.
  7. Let cool to warm, add cilantro, and fluff with a fork.
  8. Serve warm, or refrigerate for 2 days, or once completely cooled, freeze for up to 3 months in containers sized for one serving, or as needed.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at