Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

In South Africa we have a rich heritage of amongst others, Indian and Malay cooking.


  1. Put rice, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Cover with water and boil for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender and all moisture has been absorbed.
  3. Add raisins and steam in a colander over boiling water for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove cinnamon stick, fluff with butter and serve.
Most Helpful

Beautiful color and very flavorful. Will make again

mollypaul April 01, 2007

Very rich tasting (even tho I left out the butter) without having an overpowering flavor--thus lovely to serve with grilled seafood or meat. In the future, I would omit the sugar.

Chef Kate December 03, 2005