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Yellow Rice Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 ½ cups basmati rice
  • 9 cups water
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 whole cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • teaspoon cumin seeds
  • teaspoon salt


  • First rinse the rice for a couple of minutes in a sieve under running water to get rid of the extra starch.
  • Add rice and water to a pot then bring to the boil with the cinnamon stick, cloves and salt.
  • Allow to boil for around 10 to 15 minutes until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Turn out into a colander and rinse with cold water, to stop it cooking further. Remove the cinnamon stick and cloves.
  • Place a large skillet on a stove over medium high heat and add the coconut oil.
  • Add the mustard and cumin seeds – the seeds will start jumping and popping as they heat up.
  • Tip in the rice carefully and stir through to heat.
  • Add the ¼ teaspoon turmeric, and stir through the rice.
  • Serve with the bobotie.