Yellow Rice

This is the usual accompaniment with the South African Cape Malay dish of bobotie. If you find it too sweet with the raisins and sugar then just cook a normal rice without. There are other variations of this rice which have cardomoms in or peas or chilli, some people even mix butter with the rice but this is purely a matter of taste.

Serves 6


  • 2 cups of rice (I usually use Basmati rice)
  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp salt

Preparation method:

Place all the ingredients, including the raisins into a pot and add the 4 cups of water. Bring to the boil and then place a lid on the pot and simmer at the lowest heat for about 15 to 20 minutes.