Legendary Dishes | Geelrys (sweet yellow rice)


Geelrys is generally an accompaniment, associated with bobotie, but can be served as a meal – a legendary dish in its own right.

Sweet yellow rice pictured with bobotie
  • 1 litre chicken stock / vegetable stock
  • 500 ml long grain rice
  • 125 ml currants / raisins / sultanas
  • 4 cassia sticks
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp turmeric

Place cassia sticks in a pot, add the cinnamon, sugar, sultanas and turmeric.

Pour in the stock, add the rice. Shake the pot to distribute the rice.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low, cook for 30 minutes until the rice is cooked.

Remove cassia sticks and serve.