Cilantro Lime Rice

Sponsored Post: This is a sponsored post by Avalon Bay. The content, photos, and opinions are all mine.

Have you ever had cilantro lime rice? If you’ve ever eaten at Chipotle, you have.

There is something so refreshing about the combination of cilantro and lime together with rice.

Cilantro Lime Rice

It never entered my mind that I could make this tasty tangy rice at home until the kind people at Avalon Bay gifted me a Multi-Function Avalon Bay PC1000ss Pressure Cooker. When they first came to me with the offer of trying out their product I wasn’t exactly sure what a pressure cooker was and how it worked. Upon doing some research I found out that a pressure cooker cooks with steam pressure, it is a sealed pot that builds up a ton of steam inside the pot. The high pressure in the pot is how it cooks the food faster.  Years ago pressure cookers were sealed pots that were used on the stove top.  Now, companies like Avalon Bay have perfected them and made them electric and way more user-friendly.

Cilantro Lime Rice

{The PH:08 means it is in pre-heat mode}

The Avalon Bay Pressure Cooker makes cooking effortless and simple. I love their motto of “set it and forget it”.  Just think about those crazy busy weeknights, your dinner can be on the table in a fraction of the time it normally takes to cook a meal.   You can even skip the thawing step and have your meal on the table in record time.  This isn’t the average pressure cooker. This multi-function pressure cooker can sear, steam, slow cook, and can replace your rice cooker.   You can even make homemade yogurt in it! I’m excited to create recipes for my new kitchen appliance.

Cilantro Lime Rice in the pressure cooker

Your Avalon Bay Multi-Function Pressure Cooker comes with a measuring cup, a steaming rack, and a ladle.  The instruction booklet has a ton of recipes I can’t wait to try.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 2 cups basmati rice (long grain rice)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Zest of ½ a lime
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped finely (about ½ cup)
  1. Place rice, water, 1 tablespoon oil, and salt in the bowl of your electric pressure cooker.
  2. If your pressure cooker has a Rice button press it, if not set your pressure cooker to high and set the timer for 5 minutes.
  3. Let the steam release naturally for 6 minutes.
  4. Carefully open the release value until the remaining pressure is gone and you can open the lid.
  5. Fluff rice with a fork.
  6. In a large bowl add the remaining oil, lime zest, lime and lemon juice, and the chopped cilantro.
  7. Add rice and toss until thoroughly mixed.

**Thank you for the kind people at Avalon Bay for this product.

What are your favorite pressure cooker recipes?

Until Next Time…







  1. Mama802 says:

    That looks amazing! My family and I just had burrito bowls last night. We only had Jasmine rice, I was out of basmati rice. But, it still worked! Just not as good.

  2. Carrie says:

    I just recently found out about this kind of rice and I’m hooked! Thanks for a great recipe, I will save this for my next taco Tuesday side dish.

Leave a Reply

Rate this recipe: