An other traditional and Lebanese staple dish;Fish Sayadieh, Rice with Nuts and Fried Fish, is a dish that people crave on different special occasions. With its simplicity, richness and affordable ingredients.

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 Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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
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