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Fish Sayadieh, Rice with Nuts and Fried Fish

This recipe touches the hearts before touching the buds with a combo of rice and fish; and topped with toasted nuts; this recipe will your next favorite dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 Pieces large onions
  • 1 and ½ pounds of fish fillets
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 Maggi stock Cubes
  • 2 cups of washed and soaked rice into hot water and salt with a spoonful of vinegar for about an hour and a half
  • 1 1/2 cups of mixed nuts

For the spices

  • 4 pieces cardamom pods
  • 1 piece bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 black lemons
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed lemon
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • Place the onion in a large sauce pan and sauté into hot oil until it starts caramelizing over a medium high, heat.
  • Add all of the flavorings; then mix very well until you smell the aromas
  • Pour the boiling water; then add in the sugar; and the magi stock
  • Cover the saucepan and let it boil on a medium heat for about 20 minutes until it becomes caramelized
  • Drain the onion from the broth and set it aside
  • Add in the rice; then let simmer with the lid open until the rice rises
  • Season the fish with the salt, the lemon and the fish spices
  • You can whether steam the fish on top of the rice by putting it right before the rice is perfectly cooked; or if you want to pan fry it into a small quantity of hot oil for a few minutes
  • Your dish is now ready; serve the rice with the fried fish and top with nuts of your choice
  • Serve and enjoy your dish!


Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 308, Total Fat: 4g, Total Carbs 43, Protein: 23g, Fiber: 2g