South African yellow rice
South African yellow rice is a delicious fragrant rice. Traditionally served with South African bobotie, this rice recipe can also be served as a side dish to any other curry. This yellow rice gets it colour from turmeric and its sweetness from the raisins. Adding a cinnamon stick completes the full aroma of this dish.
- 1 cup (8 oz or 200 g) uncooked basmati rice rinsed and drained
- 1½ cup (12 oz or 360 ml) water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tablespoon turmeric
- ⅔ cups (3.5 oz or 100 g) raisins
- 1 teaspoon salt
Put the rice into a colander and rinse well under cold running water.
In a medium saucepan, add the rice, raisins, turmeric, salt and water and bring to the boil.
When the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a minimum and cover with a tightfitting lid. Let it simmer for 12 minutes. Do not remove the lid while cooking!
After 12 minutes, take the pan off the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes, still covered with the lid.
After resting time, fluff the rice with a fork.