1927C.G. BothaSocial Life in Cape Col. 66When a hot course of poultry or meat was given it was usual to serve ‘yellow’ rice with it. This was rice coloured by borrie with raisins added. Such a dish received the name of ‘begrafenis rijs’, or funeral rice.
1978Daily Dispatch 2 Aug. 5With the mock venison was served, all on one plate, waterblommetjie bredie..funeral rice (rice with tumeric and raisins),..sousboontjies.., cinnamon pumpkin..and slaphakskeentjies (onions in sauce).
1981Flying Springbok Sept. 55Typical South African dishes: the ‘sosaties’ or kebabs are usually eaten, with yellow rice (‘begrafnisrys’ in Afrikaans meaning ‘funeral rice’).
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