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Sweet Yellow Rice with Raisins and Lemon Zest

Sweet Yellow Rice with Raisins and Lemon Zest

Sweet Yellow Rice with Raisins and Lemon Zest

Recipe by Fatima SydowCourse: SidesCuisine: Cape Malay

A popular accompaniment to so many dishes and my personal favourite served with roasted chicken and vegetables for a Sunday lunch.

Ingredients

  • 350 g basmati rice

  • salt to taste

  • 5 ml (1 t) tumeric

  • 3 cardamom pods

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 125 ml (1/2 C) raisins

  • 30 ml (2 T) sugar

  • 45 ml (3 T) butter

  • 15 ml (1 T) lemon zest

  • Fresh coriander for garnish

Directions

  • Heat 1-litre (4 C) water in a large pot, add the rice, salt, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon sticks and raisins and cook for 7-8 minutes only. Rinse with cold water and drain.
  • Transfer the rice to a microwave-safe bowl and gently stir in the sugar and butter. Close with a lid and microwave for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with the lemon zest and fresh coriander.