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Bobotie Meatballs With Yellow Rice

If you are making Bobotie for the family and you have a picky eater among the kids, these Bobotie meatballs with yellow rice will win them over for sure. If you want to learn how to make Bobotie meatballs with yellow rice you need to read this article!

This is my go-to meal when entertaining a group with a few kids in the mix. This recipe can be whipped up with minimal effort and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes of your time. If you are trying to sneak in some green for the little ones, add a few blanched peas to the yellow rice.

Bobotie Meatballs With Yellow Rice Recipe

Bobotie Meatballs With Yellow Rice
Bobotie Meatballs With Yellow Rice
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PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 20 mins
COURSE Main Course


  • Bowl
  • Baking Tray
  • Rice Cooker or Saucepan


For The Meatballs:

  • 80 ml olive oil
  • 1 gram ginger
  • 1 gram turmeric
  • 20 ml chutney
  • 20 ml apricot jam
  • 480 gram minced beef
  • 20 gram dried raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 0.5 gram ground cardamom

For The Rice:

  • 160 gram rice
  • 160 ml chicken stock
  • 2 gram turmeric
  • 20 ml butter


For The Meatballs:

  • Pre-heat oven to 180c
  • Divide into equal units and shape into balls
  • Place balls on an oven tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until cooked through

For The Basmati:

  • Cook as per package instruction, replace water with chicken stock
  • While rice is cooking, melt butter and mix in turmeric
  • As soon as rice is cooked gently pour turmeric butter over rice while gently mixing with a plastic/wooden spoon until all the rice turns yellow.
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This is an amazingly easy recipe to follow and a great accompaniment for the kids when making Bobotie. Also check out this delicious recipe for Bobotie With Turmeric, Basmati & Green Peas.

Braam Botha