Siyyadieh(Fish Stew)

For the longest, I thought Siyyadieh(Lebanese fish stew) was a hard dish to make. Boy, was I wrong! Not only was it pretty straight-forward, but it was a clear winner in our home.

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What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sliced onion
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cups Sunwhite Calrose rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon caraway
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons  salt
  • 1 kg fish filled, de-skinned and bones removed
  • 5 tablespoons almond slices, toasted

Method:

  1. In a deep pot, heat vegetable oil and saute onion until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. Add water and spices and bring to a boil. Add rice and simmer for 3-5 minutes until it boils.
  3. Place fish pieces over rice, cover and continue cooking over medium-low heat until water is fully absorbed and rice is tender. Spoon rice and fish onto a serving plate and garnish with reserved onions and almonds.

 

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