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Sunday, January 18, 2009


Sayadieh (Fish with Rice) is a delicious and robust lebanese, Syrian, Egyptian, Palestinian, and Jordanian style fish dish. Any firm, white fish, such as haddock or cod, can be used in this recipe.

  • 2 tbsp. oil, for deep-frying
  • 2 tbsp. pine nuts
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 2 cups American rice, rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. mixed spices
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 MAGGI Chicken Stock cubes(dissolved in 3 cups of hot water)
  • 4 white fish fillets (Cod or Haddock)
  • 3 tbsp. seasoned flour to coat the fish
  1. Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry the pine nuts till brown. Remove nuts from the oil and keep aside.
  2. Add the onions to the same pan and fry till brown.
  3. Add the rice, turmeric, spices, salt and pepper and stir till the rice is well-coated with oil.
  4. Add the MAGGI Chicken Stock, boil and then lower the heat. Cover the pan and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, coat the fish with the seasoned flour and deep fry.
  6. When the rice is cooked, add the pine nuts and stir gently.
  7. Empty the rice in a flat dish, and arrange the fish on top. Serve with mixed salad and Tarator (Tahini sauce).


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