Yellow rice

Yellow rice

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(49 ratings)

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

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 350g basmati rice
  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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  • 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 raisin

Method

  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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MeganMason
29th Jan, 2016
5.05
Made this rice to go with the Bobotie and it was excellent. Made a nice change from plain rice. Like most people I omitted the sugar.
lesley1142
24th Jan, 2016
5.05
Made this to go with the Bobotie recipe. After reading the comments, I also left the sugar out, I can't imagine how it would enhance it.... I also left the cardamom out as I didn't have any. Really lovely, it made a nice change from plain rice.
PHinch94
8th Dec, 2015
5.05
Far better than plain rice. Can't really fault it, just reduce/omit the sugar if you deem it necessary to compliment the main component of the meal.
juliebird2004
11th Jan, 2015
5.05
very tasty & enjoyed by everyone, good balance of flavours (used ground cardamon as didn't have whole)
Lmfoodie
4th Jan, 2015
5.05
Served this with All in one posh lamb balti, husband said was restaurant quality, left out the sugar and was definitely sweet enough.
fairybelle
4th Jul, 2014
Delicious! Prob the best rice I've ever cooked! Cooked just as per recipe & it was fab in texture & flavour. Served with the bobotie & tomato salad
emhud
17th Nov, 2013
This is one of my families favourite dishes and complements the bobotie perfectly. It needs the sweetness to balance the spice in the bobotie. I do use half the butter to keep the fat down. Amount of liquid is fine, just stir as soon a heat is turned off and make you sure your lid fits wells and don't be tempted to open the lid before its done.
Pynner
28th Aug, 2013
4.05
Sorry forgot to say I didn't add sugar it and the raisins made it sweet enough
Pynner
28th Aug, 2013
4.05
Absolutely delicious, great with the Bobotie and also with a curry. I have had no problem with the rice cooking as per recipe - if you do just stir and put the lid back on the pan for a little longer.
rachaelyoung
13th Jan, 2013
4.05
I made this recently and was pretty pleased with the results. I was worried about the sweetness so i left out the sugar and raisins and as im not a fan of cardomom i put cumin in instead which worked really well. It made a really nice side with salad and chicken and a nice change from having potatoes

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