Vegan Egyptian Sayadiyah Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Egyptian Sayadiyah Recipe

Vegan Egyptian Sayadiyah Recipe


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Egyptian
Servings 4



For the rice:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the fried onions:

  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For serving:

  • Lemon wedges
  • Fresh parsley chopped


  • Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and sauté until softened and translucent.
  • Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, salt, and pepper to the saucepan. Stir well to coat the onions and garlic with the spices.
  • Add the rinsed rice to the saucepan and stir to combine with the onion and spice mixture.
  • Pour the vegetable broth into the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan, and let the rice simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  • While the rice is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium-sized frying pan over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced onion and cook until golden and crispy, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and transfer it to a serving platter.
  • Top the rice with the fried onions, spreading them evenly over the surface.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve the vegan Egyptian Sayadiyah with lemon wedges on the side.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice over the rice before eating, according to your taste preference.


Calories: 380 | Total Fat: 11g | Total Carbohydrates: 63g | Dietary Fiber: 7g | Protein: 10g

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