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

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.

Benthe (Danish) July 01, 2008

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

Kittencal@recipezazz April 20, 2007

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!

Redsie April 17, 2007

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