Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe comes from South Africa. Borrie is the Afrikaans word for turmeric or yellow. Borrie rys is customarily served with curry dishes or stews. Historically this is known as "funeral rice" because it was often served at funeral feasts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat water and butter over high heat until water boils.
  2. Stir in rice, turmeric, salt, and cinnamon. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender.
  3. Remove from heat, add raisins, and fluff with fork. Cover and let rest 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Can be made in rice cooker on regular setting, add raisins at end of cycle and let sit on warm for 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

Very nice funeral rice! I liked this recipe a lot, it was fluffy and was a wonderful colour. I like the addition of cardamom in this type of South African rice, but the cinnamon was a nice change! Made for the Asia tempted by Tumeric tag game. Thanks Sccuddlers! FT:-)

French Tart October 29, 2008

This recipe is kind of like a pilaf (rice dish) and I served it with my Tagine Argana Recipe #285688. Remember to soak the raisins in hot water for 20 min before adding to the rice so that they plump up nicely.

Member #610488 October 19, 2008

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