South African Yellow Rice (Geelrys)
A lovely side dish for any occasion but always alongside the national dish called bobotie.
- 1 cup basmati rice rinsed & drained
- 1 tablespoon butter or oil
- 1/4 cup sultanas
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
- 2 cups chicken broth or water or combination of both
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat the butter or oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the rice and gently stir until rice begins to turn opaque.
Add sultanas, turmeric, curry, and sugar if using and stir until well mixed in.
Slowly stir in chicken broth or water or combination of the two and raise heat to medium-high. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil then turn the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid.
Simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg