Traditional Bobotie And Yellow Rice Recipe

Bobotie and yellow rice is a tasty, yet easy, traditional recipe in South Africa.


2 pounds of minced meat

1 onion, chopped

1 slice of white bread

2 tablespoons apricot or peach jam

2 tablespoons chutney (or mix 1 tablespoon jam with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise)

1 tablespoon oil

3 eggs, beaten

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

2 teaspoons of curry powder or curry paste

1 teaspoon turmeric

2 bay leaves (or lemon leaves)

salt to taste

Soak the bread in half a cup of milk. Drain the milk and add the bread to the minced meat.

Add the jam, chutney, lemon juice, curry powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well.

Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and cook till soft. Add the meat mixture and brown, stirring all the time.

Put the mixture into a greased ovenproof dish.

Beat the rest of the milk and the eggs. Pour the egg mixture over the meat mixture. Carefully place the bay leaves (or lemon leaves) on top of the mixture and bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the eggs are set. This should take about 45 minutes.


2 cups uncooked rice

2 teaspoons cinnamon

salt to taste

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 tablespoon sugar

1 cup seedless raisins (optional)

1 tablespoon butter (or margarine)


Add all the ingredients, except the raisins, into a large pot and boil in water for 30 to 40 minutes.

Add the raisins and simmer for 45 - 60 minutes.

Remove from the stove and transfer into a dish. Serve with the bobotie immediately.

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