Bobotie and Yellow Rice
Last week I posted a recipe for Bobotie. This week I am posting the side dish they served with the Bobotie. I loved this rice dish! It was sweet and savory at the same time. Once again, I talked my friend into giving me her family recipe.
1 cup raisins
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 cinnamon stick
2 cups white rice
In large saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add all ingredients except the rice. Boil 2 minutes. Add rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover, simmer 20 minutes. Remove lemon rind and cinnamon stick before serving.
Next week will be my last week to post pictures and recipes from my trip to South Africa. My pictures on Tuesday will be a few of my favorite things to eat and drink in South Africa. On Friday, I will post my husband's favorite South African dessert.
Another of my favourite recipes, BUT, I only ever use South African 'Tastic Rice' which thankfully I can buy in the UK. Nothing else cooks as well for me. DianeReplyDelete
I have seen a similar rice dish in Indian kitchen too....looks very tempting!ReplyDelete
Hi Diane, next year when I go to South Africa I am going to look for that brand of rice. I love to try new products.ReplyDelete
Angie, I have also had a dish similar to this India. When I go there this time, I am going to try to get the recipe.
Wow, looks very interesting!!ReplyDelete
Adventures in Domestic Cooking, give it a try, I think you will like it.ReplyDelete
I always try to make a dish of rice with my dinner meals. I love the addition of the little bit of sugar and the turmeric. It looks so delish Linda!ReplyDelete
Hi Linda! This recipe is great; love it with the tumeric and raisins!ReplyDelete
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Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to listening to it in the future!!!
This looks like some mighty delicious rice!ReplyDelete
Thanks Pam! I meant to mention your blog address but forgot. Next week I will do the radio segment on the phone from Washington DC. I will be sure to mention your blog site then. Thanks for listening!ReplyDelete
Oh Kathleen, the rice was so good!
You left there before the World Cup started;)ReplyDelete
But this colorful dish reminds me of the colorful banners, jerseys, and horns on the news tonight as the festivals began.
Looks like a beautiful side...thanks for sharing! I bet it tastes delicious! My problem is I usually eat the sides like they are the main...can't get enough! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Hey Chris you are right, the color of the rice does look like the yellow in the South African jersey I purchased for my son.ReplyDelete
A La Graham, I am a big side dish fan too!
Great! I'll be listening! You are doing a wonderful thing and your food is the best!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!!ReplyDelete
Haha, well I don't think my parents would mind, I'll ask!! haha, you're so funny!
Pam, I am glad you are my blogging buddy! You are so encouraging!ReplyDelete
Adventures in Domestic Cooking, you must have great parents, because they raised you to be a wonderful young lady!
I'm always amazed by how many cultures have tucked within their cuisine dishes that are much the same. Yellow rice is certainly one that's traveled round the globe. Yours looks and sounds delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...MaryReplyDelete
Mary, I also find that amazing. When I go to India, I have a dish that is almost exactly like this one.ReplyDelete
South Africa! Wow~ what a great post at the right timing! Only if they would stop blowing the vuvuzelas nonstop!ReplyDelete
Mr. Pineapple Man, Our friends were complaining about that when we were there. They said it makes it impossible to really enjoy the game with all that noise.ReplyDelete
What a delicious sounding rice! I never had raisins in rice before - except rice pudding. It's different - in a good way!ReplyDelete
This sounds like a really delicious serving rice. The raisins and cinnamon are a nice flavor combination. The lemon really freshens it up too. I could easily eat a lot of this rice.ReplyDelete
I am enjoying the journey to South Africa with you.
Give it a try Cinnamon-Girl, I think you would like it.ReplyDelete
Vela, I always get seconds when this rice is served. I am glad you are enjoying the South Africa posts.
oh that rice looks delicious!ReplyDelete
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It's quite similar to Indian rice but addition of raisin really make the difference....ReplyDelete
What an intersting dish. I love rice dishes and it is always great to be introduced to a new one. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
It is delicious Simply Life! Give it a try.ReplyDelete
Yenta Mary, thanks for the award! I will fulfill the award requirements later today:)
Treat and Trick, that is what I thought when I fist tasted the dish. Give it a try with the raisins. I think your family would like it.
Thanks Larzaro Cooks! I love rice too.
The bobotie and rice have gotten my attention... I think this would be a very interesting combination. Gonna have to give it a try.ReplyDelete
yellow rice is yummy with curry! :)ReplyDelete
Noni, I am glad you are going to give it a try! The dishes would be perfect for a World Cup party.ReplyDelete
Faithy, that is the way I usually eat it in India.
Wow, love the vivid color of your rice...it sure must taste delicious...love the raisin in it...ReplyDelete
by the way, thank you so much for visiting my site ;-)
Juliana, I love the color too! And the raisins add a sweet taste to this savory dish.ReplyDelete
I love sweet and savory rice. This looks fabulous!ReplyDelete
This looks so good... the color is so pretty. :) I think I'm going to try this out this week!ReplyDelete
sounds sweet and deliciousReplyDelete