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South African Yellow Rice

South African Yellow Rice

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This is a traditional South African recipe, which comes from the great culinary tradition of the Cape Malays -- originally brought in as slaves in the 17th century. It's easy and plain, but great with meats like venison, corned beef tongue or any meat with gravy. Also usually served with Bobotie: There is a good recipe by Caryn on this site.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.5g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 316 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the rice, salt, turmeric, sugar, cinnamon, raisins, butter and water. Bring to a boil uncovered. When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and let it simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until rice is fluffy and water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and fluff with a fork. Keep warm until serving time.
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CookingDownUnder
21
2/12/2006

This dish was really sweet and I only used 2/3 of the sugar. I also served it with Bobotie which was also quite sweet so the combination was overpowering. Maybe it should have been 3 teaspoons instead of 3 tablespoons. Otherwise it was quite good with a lovely aroma.

Salihah
19
11/19/2007

Super Delicious! So glad I tried this recipe! I used Sucanat instead of sugar, in the same qty listed. I also used some vegetable broth for some of the water and added a handful of cashew nuts. Yum! This will be on our table again!

ahoffort
14
1/6/2008

Very good and easy. I just threw all of the ingredients into the rice cooker.