Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice

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Enjoy all of the flavors and textures of rice without all of those extra carbs! This instant pot cauliflower rice recipe is a simple cauliflower rice recipe with cilantro, black beans, and lime. Make sure to check out our full list of instant pot recipes and cauliflower recipes, too.

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I love rice with so many dishes, burritos, tacos (especially with my instant pot taco meat), chicken curry, even Instant Pot stuffed peppers. Lately, I have been replacing rice with cauliflower rice as much as possible. Not only does it taste great and have almost the same texture as rice, but it’s a lot healthier, too. 

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Other cauliflower dishes we have shared are Air Fryer CauliflowerCauliflower Mashed Potatoes, Classic Cauliflower Rice, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, and Kid Friendly Roasted Cauliflower.

A white plate of cilantro lime cauliflower rice in front of an instant pot.

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What does cauliflower rice taste like?

It tastes very plain on it’s own – just like rice! That’s the beauty of using cauliflower rice in place of rice. It takes on whatever flavors you add to it. This recipe adds cilantro and lime, so it comes out tasting like those flavors! i also love making cauliflower rice with a little bit of soy sauce.

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What to serve with instant pot cauliflower rice?

You can serve this recipe with any dish that would traditionally be served with rice. Here are some of my favorites:

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Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Aileen Clark
Enjoy all of the flavors and textures of rice without all of those extra carbs! This instant pot cauliflower rice recipe is a simple cauliflower rice recipe with cilantro, black beans, and lime.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 159 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cilantro finely minced
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest


  • Press saute on instant pot and add oil and butter.
  • Once butter is melted, add chopped onion. Saute for 5 minutes, until softened and golden brown.
  • Stir in the minced garlic. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Turn instant pot off.
  • Add frozen cauliflower, beans, broth, cilantro, lime juice, garlic salt, seasoned pepper, and lime zest. Mix.
    Instant pot with cauliflower, cilantro, and beans inside.
  • Close lid and set pressure release valve to sealing.
  • Press manual or pressure cook button and set to 2 minutes on high pressure.
  • Quick release pressure. Remove lid once float valve drops down.
  • Stir cauliflower rice and serve.
    Cooked cauliflower rice with lime sitting in the center.


Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 644mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5g
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