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South African Sweet Rice with Raisins

Total Time
24 min
Prep
6 min
Cook
18 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Lemon zest and just a hint of cinnamon give this sweet rice dish a bright, warm note. Use a microplane grater to make quick work of zesting your lemon.
Ingredients

water

4 cup(s)

uncooked white rice

2 cup(s), long-grain

raisins

½ cup(s), chopped

sugar

1 tsp

kosher salt

1 tsp

ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

lemon zest

1 Tbsp, minced, or more to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium-size saucepan, combine water, rice, raisins, sugar, salt, and cinnamon; set over high heat. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and rice is done, about 15 to 18 minutes. Stir in lemon zest; fluff with a fork and serve. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

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