• Andrew Ampers Taylor

Cape Malay Bobotie and Yellow Rice

Yield: 4 servings

One of my favourite meals, and my English wife loves it. The Cape Malay are a great people, and we've adopted so many of their recipes. I hope you make it, and enjoy it as much as we do.

2 cups rice

1 tsp turmeric

2 sticks Cinnamon

1 tsp Cinnamon sugar

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1 kg minced lamb

125 ml milk

1 slice white bread, soaked in milk; crusts removed

2 each onions; roughly chopped

1/4 cup vinegar

3 each eggs, medium

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon chutney

1 tablespoon curry powder

1/2 tsp Chilli powder

1 each red chilli; finely chopped

1 each green chilli; finely chopped

8 each crushed almonds

1 each clove garlic

1 each lemon; sliced in wheels

1 each orange; sliced in wheels

Heat oil in frying pan and add garlic, onion, chopped chilli and curry


Cook over medium heat for 3 mins, then add minced meat.

Fry until meat is almost done, then using your hands, squeeze milk out of

bread and add bread, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar and chutney to mince. Then fry for minute and then remove from heat.

Take a pie dish and place 3 bay leaves, 2 wheels of orange and 2 wheels of

lemon at the bottom. Scoop the mince mixture into the dish.

Decorate sides of dish with rest of lemon and orange wheels by wedging them between the mince and sides of dish so that only a third protrudes.

Push almonds into mince

Beat eggs and 125 ml milk, pour over meat.

Put 3 bay leaves on top of dish. *** [see at end]

Place uncovered dish into oven and cook for 30 mins at 160 deg. C


Place all ingredients, including raisins into about 750 ml of water, bring

to boil and simmer for 15-20 mins. Drain the rice, and then dot with few blobs of butter and a sprinkling of

cinnamon sugar.

Serve with plain green salad or chopped tomato and onion, sprinkled with a

little vinegar. Make sure there is chutney to hand.

*** you can stop here and put in the refrigerator. Then cook before your meal the next day. Ideal at dinner parties where you can spend more time with your guests.

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