The second post for this week is another simple rice called Geelyrs. Rice flavoured with turmeric powder and raisins. The dish is said to have been come from the Dutch East Indies, colonies of the Dutch. It is traditionally served as a side dish with Bobotie - a variation of the Shepherds pie.
I have tweaked it a little bit to suit to my palette. I added some cashews and pistachios and a little bit curry powder to pique its flavour.
Geelyrs - Yellow Rice
Turmeric and raisins flavoured rice.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South African
- 1 Cup Rice
- ¼ Cup Sultanas | Black Raisins
- A pinch Saffron
- ½ teaspoon Brown Sugar
- Salt to taste
- ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- Few Nuts optional
- 1 teaspoon Curry powder optional
- Add everything in a pressure cooker or heavy bottomed pan. Add 2 Cups of water and cook the rice.
- If in a pressure cooker, keep it for 3 whistles or cover and cook in a pan for about 12-15 minutes.
- Adjust the amount of water and time to cook rice as you would regularly.
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Priya Srinivasan says
Beautifully presented dear! love the simplicity of the recipe, looks inviting!
Lovely setup with a dish that I am finding it hard to pronounce!...
Harini-Jaya R says
A very appetizing setup there!
Suma Gandlur says
The dish forms a wonderful base for spicy curries.
Pavani N says
What a lovely sweet and savory dish that is. Looks great.
Archana Potdar says
Wow this is my kind of rice. Absolutely love it.
Srividhya Gopalakrishnan says
Love your shots and this rice is so amazing and very inviting.
Gayathri Kumar says
This rice looks so nice with all those raisins and nuts.
Priya Suresh says
Geelyrs sounds like Zaarda pulao, interesting dish.
vaishali sabnani says
Wow the rice looks so good , the whole set up is so inviting .