Yellow rice

Prep: 2 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus 5 mins plus soaking time


Serves 6
This is delicious – vibrant with spices, with a sweet note from the sugar and raisins. Perfect with our Bobotie recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Before cooking
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal313
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.98g
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  • 350g basmati rice
  • 50g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 heaped tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon or 1⁄2 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cardamom pod, shelled and seeds crushed
  • just under 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 5 tbsp raisin


  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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Comments (52)

imicola's picture

I've made this twice, and Im not the biggest fan - I find it taste a bit too much like a dessert with the sugar and sultanas in it!

suescafe's picture

This is family favorite rice, great with Babootie and most curries we have. We have this alot.

districtnurse's picture

Delicious, will definately add to my repatoire!

forestnuter's picture

Best rice I've ever tried. Excellent recipe

hayleygrice's picture

Very subte taste, the raisins make a tasty addition. Would simmer for perhaps a minute longer than suggested as the rice was slightly too crunchy. I found that stirring the mixture until it boiled created a vibrant yellow colour. Will definitely make again.

kazzie66's picture

Would definately make again had with the Bobotie.

chriskidd's picture

Not very yellow in colour but tasted lovely definately would do again

livetoeatkate's picture

Absolutely stunning rice, quite sweet. The whole family loved it and we ate it with the prawn and coconut curry wich was quite light. As meals go it was an huge hit!

janegoodfood's picture

Yummy and I made it with brown basmati rice rather than white.

christinegordon's picture

Loved this with the bobotie

willpez's picture

Quite the most delicious curry rice I've tasted.


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