South African Yellow Rice with Golden Raisins
This isn’t just any Yellow Rice and you can’t find this out of a Goya box! I first tasted South African Yellow Rice from Madiba restaurant (read their review also in this newsletter!) and I loved the flavor! I’m not typically of fan of sweets in my savory but the golden raisins are imperative to this recipe! Try it, you’ll love it.
South African Yellow Rice w/ Raisins
4 tbsp butter
2 ½ cups long grain white rice or basmati rice
2 sticks cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 ½ tsp turmeric
1 cup golden raisins (sultanas)
2 cups water
Melt butter over moderate heat in a heavy medium sized pot. Add rice and stir until each grain is coated. Add cinnamon sticks, salt, sugar and turmeric plus 2 cups of water. Bring to boil, cover then reduce to simmer. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in the golden raisins and heat for an additional few minutes before serving.