Yellow Rice with Raisins

J. White Harris


This tasty rice recipe comes from South Africa. This is very different from the rice you are probably accustomed to eating. The turmeric gives it a bright yellow color and helps to create a delightful exotic flavor. The raisins and cinnamon gives it a touch of sweetness even without the sugar that I usually leave out. If you want to give your taste buds a treat give this a try next time you make rice.

The directions are for stove top but I normally put everything in the rice cooker and everything comes out great with less effort.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1
    cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 c
    yellow raisins
  • 1 slice
  • 1 c
    white rice

How to Make Yellow Rice with Raisins


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add sugar, turmeric, margarine, cinnamon stick, raisins, and lemon slice, stirring well.
  3. Add rice and cover. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  4. Remove cinnamon stick and lemon slice. Serve immediately.

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About Yellow Rice with Raisins

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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