Yellow rice

Yellow rice

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(71 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

  • 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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Phillipmthomas
22nd Nov, 2019
5.05
Simple recipe to follow, method worked perfectly, fragrant and tasty so I will use this again
Cathyemms
12th Jun, 2019
5.05
Best rice recipe ever! I’ve made this so many times, nice with a buffet cold too, half the butter and sugar if you want to be healthier; I used Sultanas too as we like them
lizleicester
21st Oct, 2018
5.05
This rice is so easy and so tasty (even without the raisins).
reevey
7th Oct, 2018
5.05
My go-to rice recipe, works everytime on my hob, which my husband is delighted with as rice & me have never got on well!
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Tom Patton
7th Sep, 2018
1.05
fab
cazmoss24
26th Jan, 2018
5.05
Have made this many times. Easy and always a crowd pleaser. Goes well with Durban lamb curry. I have also used sweetener instead of sugar. Usually use less sugar than in recipe.
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)

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