Pressure Cooker Cilantro Lime Rice is super easy to make, and the perfect addition to taco night. You can serve it on the side or in the tacos. And I have a review of the COSORI 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker.
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Pressure Cooker Cilantro Lime Rice
I decided to start my review of COSORI’s pressure cooker with a recipe from their cookbook.
I decided on their easy to make Cilantro Rice.
This is a great copycat version of Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice. It tastes just like the real thing! It’s great for taco night or a taco bar party.
Serve it on the side. It’s a wonderful side dish for simple chicken, beef, or pork.
Or, pop it right into the taco or burrito. Just like Chipotle does.
Make a taco bowl. Use my delicious recipe for Shrimp and Mexican Street Corn Bowl as inspiration.
Looking for more taco bar inspiration? Check out my guide to hosting a taco bar party here.
Can the cilantro stems be used?
Yes, the stems have great flavor, and can be used just like the leaves. So chop them all up!
How does pressure cooking work?
You may wonder how a pressure cooker works.
Well, pressure cookers work by forcing air out of the cooker, and trapping the steam produced from the boiling liquid inside the cooker.
This raises the pressure inside the cooker, and permits high cooking temperatures.
This high cooking temperature, steam, and pressure allows the food to cook more quickly, often cooking in half the time of conventional boiling or steaming alone.
Almost any food that can be steamed or boiled can be cooked in a pressure cooker.
Review of the COSORI Electric Pressure Cooker 6 Qt 8-in-1
I really like this pressure cooker. It’s clean (it keeps all of the splatters inside the appliance). It’s quiet. It doesn’t take up that much space on the kitchen counter.
Besides being a pressure cooker, this is an 8-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker which can function as a Slow Cooker (with high, normal and low settings), Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker (with a high setting that’s ideal for pasteurizing, and a low setting ideal for glutinous rice), Hot Pot, Steamer, & Warmer, in addition to pressure cooking.
This cooker means you can cook meals in mere minutes for your family.
It’s nicely designed, with a front panel that works intuitively, and has easy to follow directions.
I love the heavy bright shiny steel inner food insert pot; it’s very durable and includes measurements up the side.
Cool Extras included
I love all the extras that this unit comes with as well.
It has two lids – the pressure cooker lid, and a glass top lid for slow cooking.
A ladle, rice spoon, measuring cup, and recipe book are all included.
It also comes with a nice steamer basket for making steamed potatoes, or items you don’t want to simply place in the water to cook.
This pressure cooker also has controls that allow you to manually set the pressure level or the temperature. I love this level of control that the COSORI gives you.
The appliance also has a delay cooking time, with up to 12 hours delay so you can have it start dinner while you’re at work.
Basics on how to cook in a pressure cooker
Open the lid by turning the handle to the open position (indicated on the lid), and place the ingredients into the inner pot insert.
Make sure the bottom of the pressure cooker is dry, and place the insert into the pressure cooker.
The minimum amount of ingredients needed to cook in the pressure cooker is 1/5 of the capacity of the inner pot. The inner pot insert of the COSORI 6 quart pressure cooker has measurements marked on the inside, so it’s easy to see haw much of the pot is filled.
The minimum amount of liquid need for cooking is 2 cups (this may vary depending on the recipe).
Make sure the silicone ring is clean and secured. The COSORI 6 quart cooker comes with an additional ring if you ever need to replace it. Then secure the lid by locking it into position.
Always make sure the pressure release valve is set to the sealed position before cooking.
Plug the pressure cooker in, and start cooking.
Do not cover the pressure release valve or float valve while the unit is cooking.
Once the cooking is complete, safely remove the lid by opening the lid slowly after all the pressure has been released and the float valve has completely fallen back down.
You can release the pressure by doing a quick release. Using an oven mitt, potholder, or the handle of a long wooden spoon, switch the pressure release valve from sealed to release. Wait until all the pressure has released, and the float valve has dropped. Or, allow a natural release by letting the unit cool down after cooking has completed. This takes approximately 15-20 minutes until the float valve drops down naturally, then move the release valve to the release position to le out any remaining pressure.
Temperature and Pressure Level Settings
It is recommended to cook tender foods on the lower pressure
- Level 1, Vegetables
- Level 2, Seafood
- Level 3, Poultry
- Level 4, Rice
- Level 5, Beans
- Level 6, Beef
This appliance has a thoughtful design with a large LED display so it’s easy to use.
The custom programs and ability to change temperature and pressure level is great for allowing the user to be in control of the food.
Their customer service is top-notch as well, with a 2-year warranty, 24 hour customer service, and a 30-day money-back guarantee, and lifetime support from COSORI.
And with all of the recipes they provide in the recipe book and on their website, making a different dish each time you use it is an easy feat.
Yes, but is it safe?
This machine keeps you safe with an unlock indicator, which illuminates if the lid isn’t properly secured. It has an excess temperature monitor, which cuts the power to the appliance if the internal temperature exceeds safety limits. The Pressure Limiter ensures pressure is kept within safe operating levels.
The safety mechanisms that are built into the pressure cooker will give you uncompromising safety and peace of mind. It’s nothing like the pressure cooker your Grandma used!
Other amazing Pressure Cooker Recipes
Instant Pot Potato Salad
Easily cook the potatoes and the eggs all at once in the Instant Pot. Then proceed with the rest of the delicious and creamy potato salad.
Instant Pot Rice-a-Roni
Classic Broccoli au Gratin Rice-a-Roni is made in the Instant Pot for an easy copycat version of this traditional side dish
Instant Pot Potatoes Fondants
One of my favorite side dishes turned into an Instant Pot recipe. You'll love this for special occasions or for weeknight dinners.
Instant Pot Apple Butter
Apple butter made in the pressure cooker in just 3 minutes of cooking time, with no sugar added, is simply divine!
Pressure Cooker Cilantro Lime Rice
Delicious Cilantro Lime Rice is easily made in the pressure cooker. Grab this taco night favorite recipe now!
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Pressure Cooker Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
Pressure Cooker Cilantro Lime Rice
- Add the rice, water, oil, garlic, and salt to the pressure cooker pot insert and mix well.
- Secure the lid on the pressure cooker, making sure the pressure release valve is in the locked position.
- Select White Rice on the Pressure Cooker, and adjust the pressure to Less/Low, and the time to 3 minutes, press Start.
- When the rice is finished cooking, the machine will beep. Do not touch the machine, and allow natural release for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, open the pressure valve and release any residual pressure that may be left in the machine and carefully remove lid.
- While the machine is in keep warm mode, add the chopped cilantro and squeeze the lime on top. Mix well.