Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another truly South African taste experience. There are many versions of this recipe and this is mine. I serve this rice with frikkadelle accompanied by a simple beet salad and steamed greenbeans.


  1. Place rice, water, brown sugar, salt, turmeric and cinnamon stick in a pot.
  2. Boil over high heat 20 minutes.
  3. Drain excess water.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and steam rice until soft and fluffy.
  5. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

Made for ZWT4 – Wonderful rice. The only thing I changed was the amount of salt, since I have a low sodium tolerance. So I only added 1 teaspoon. And DBF agreed it was just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

4 5

This was good but the tumeric needed to be increased quite a lot, I used vegetable broth in place of water and added in some cayenne pepper, next time I make it I will also add in some saffron to kick up the flavor, all in all we enjoyed it, thanks for sharing!...Kitten

4 5

I wasn't sure after the first taste if I liked it... but after a few bites, I did!! I think the raisins and cinnamon make this rice so flavourful. Never tried Geelrys before so I can't compare, but your rice was tasty! I would cook it a little less next time because I found the rice a bit overcooked. Thanks Bokenpop!