Instant Pot Cilantro Rice - Coriander Rice

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recipe by Subhadra Burugula

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Aromatic and bursting with flavors, this cilantro rice is a must try for cilantro lovers.

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recipe updated Jul 1, 2020


  • Cilantro icon
    160 g (about 5 ½ cups)
  • Green chili icon
    Green chili
    4 (about 80 g)
  • Ghee icon
    2 tbsp (about 28.8 g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    2 tsp (about 4.2 g)
  • Onion icon
    ½ (about 70 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    6 (about 36 g)
  • Cashew nuts icon
    Cashew nuts
    3 tbsp (about 26.1 g)
  • Garam masala icon
    Garam masala
    1 tsp (about 2.05 g)
  • White rice icon
    White rice
    2 cups (about 417.6 g)
  • Water icon
    4 cups (about 960 g)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch (about 0.38 g)


  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Food processor bowl

Step preview

  1. Add cilantro and green chili to a clean food processor bowl
  2. Make a fine paste
  3. Add ghee to the inner pot
  4. Heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  5. Then add cumin seeds to the inner pot
  6. Fry well
  7. Add onion, garlic clove and cashew nuts to the inner pot
  8. Fry until light golden
  9. Add Cilantro green chili paste and fry till raw smell goes away, approx 2-3 minutes
  10. Mix garam masala into the inner pot
  11. Add white rice, water and salt to the inner pot
  12. Mix gently
  13. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  14. Pressure cook - Rice
  15. Release pressure -
  16. Uncover then fluff with a fork
  17. Serve hot and garnish with cilantro if desired
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