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Cape Malay

Yellow Rice with Raisins

Yellow rice is a traditional Cape Malay dish, often served with bobotie or curries. I served it with the former. I didn't find this recipe very flavorful, it probably needs a bit more salt. With so many great pilaf recipes around, I wouldn't bother making it again.

Yellow Rice with Raisins


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups boiling water


Rinse the rice. Put the rice and the rest of the ingredients in a heavy saucepan, mix well. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to low and simmer until the rice is ready. Remove the cinnamon stick and fluff the rice before serving.

Adapted from Meryl Grebe's recipe at In Mama's

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