Geelrys (South African Yellow Rice With Raisins)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Nif_H

Geelrys is one of many South African dishes with roots in the Dutch East Indies. This sunny yellow side dish is the traditional accompaniment to Bobotie (South African Curried Meat Casserole). Enjoy!

Top Review by rpmazur

Delicious! My rice required a little bit more water but otherwise I followed the recipe to a t. Served with African peanut and ginger chicken (recipe nr 249625). Thanks for posting it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the water or stock to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the remaining ingredients and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover tightly and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside, covered, for another 5-10 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick, fluff with a fork and serve hot.
  3. Optional, Stir 1-2 tablespoons of butter into the cooked rice at the end.

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