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Classic African Yellow Rice Recipe

Classic African Yellow Rice Recipe


Preparing Classic African Yellow Rice Recipe in South Africa

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African Rice Recipe


African yellow rice is quick, easy fragrant rice spiced with saffron, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and raisins. Spice up dinner with sweet, fragrant African rice packed with flavourful spices.


Shake up the kitchen trying out this classic African yellow rice recipe.



South African yellow rice with raisins


South African Yellow Rice Recipe


Serves 4

Nutrition facts: 340 calories, 3 grams fat

Ingredients
1/4 cup butter
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 piece of stick cinnamon, 2 inches long
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground saffron
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup seedless raisins
2 cup boiling water


Directions
In a heavy 2 to 3 quart saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. When the foam begins to subside, add the rice and stir until the grains are coated with butter. 

Do not let the rice brown. Add the water, cinnamon, turmeric, saffron and salt and, stirring constantly, bring to boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover tightly, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid in the pan. 

Remove the pan from the heat, discard the cinnamon stick, and add the raisins. Fluff the rice with a fork, stir in 1 teaspoon of sugar, taste, and add more if you wish. 

Cut a circle of wax paper or foil and place it inside the pan directly on top of the rice. Cover the pan with its lid and let it stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

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