Yellow rice

This is delicious – vibrant with spices, with a sweet note from the sugar and raisins. Perfect with our Bobotie recipe

  • Prep:2 mins
    Cook:10 mins
    Plus 5 mins plus soaking time
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 313
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 61g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.98g


  • 350g basmati rice
  • 50g butter
  • 1 heaped tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon or 1?2 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cardamom pods, shelled and seeds crushed
  • just under 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 5 tbsp raisins


  1. Put all the ingredients in a large pan with 1 tsp salt and 500ml water, then heat until boiling and the butter has melted.

  2. Stir, cover and leave to simmer for 6 mins. Take off the heat and leave, still covered, for 5 mins. Fluff up and tip into a warm bowl to serve.

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