Rice with Octopus

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Risotto with octopus, I have never tried? I am a great admirer of this cephalopod that you don't throw away virtually nothing. When I buy it I always get a great, Since at least two pounds, in order to use it in multiple preparations. So I did well in that case: I did a little bit All'insalata WITH POTATOES, a little sauce for pasta. And I used some tentacle to experience a new dish. And then with the head and a pair of tentacles I prepared this simple risotto. Done with just a little’ tomato paste, garlic, oil, parsley, chilli and lemon zest: few ingredients taste great. And if you like risotto do not waste all my RECIPES FOR RICE, one better than the other

Obviously, I suggest you take a look at all my RECIPES WITH THE OCTOPUS, eg SPAGHETTI SAUCE RED OCTOPUS, but also the FRIED OCTOPUS and the OCTOPUS AFFOGATO SAUCE TOMATO AND OLIVE. Especially as to prepare the risotto with octopus, octopus still it has to be boiled whole. So then you can use the rest for some other recipe and make a nice dinner based on fish. Try it and let me know, in my opinion this dish of Italian maritime tradition, really quick and easy execution, is testimony to the fact that simplicity always wins. Have a good day.

RISOTTO OCTOPUS (easy recipe)

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  • 400 grams of Octopus
  • 320 grams of Carnaroli rice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • fresh parsley, to taste
  • 40 grams of tomato paste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • grated rind of half a lemon, organic
  • a small piece of chili pepper
  • a glass of dry white wine
  • vegetable broth, to taste


Wash the Octopus and boil it in salted water (I put in the water a bay leaf and a lemon) for 20 minutes. Leave it in its water until completely cooling. Cut into pieces no larger head of the octopus tentacles and 4 (or even more, If you want) and set aside.

Finely chop the garlic and parsley to the rice with octopus. Put into a pan garlic, pepper and extra virgin olive oil, heat and add the tomato paste. Add half the parsley and chopped Octopus, Brown. Add the rice and sauté for a few minutes, stirring frequently, then add wine.

Once the alcohol has evaporated, start cooking the risotto gradually adding the vegetable stock. Add salt and cook so that the risotto is creamy and wave. Stir in a little extra virgin olive oil and add the rest of the chopped parsley, ground black pepper and grated lemon rind. Serve the risotto with octopus immediately. Bon appétit!

Rice with Octopus


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Scarlett Fade September 24, 2016 at 23:11

I make the Octopus rice with the cooking liquid. I cook the Octopus into the pan with 1 glass of red wine, a whole onion where I slipped 8 cloves, 1 bay leaf and a spoon of oil (do not put water). The cooking liquid of the Octopus gives a great taste to the risotto.

Ada Parisi September 25, 2016 at 08:57

Hi Scarlett! I try it definitely! I read about this cooked Octopus without water in the pressure cooker but I never did. Thank you for the tip! Then the Octopus into small pieces once cooked and use water that he leaves in a pan? ADA

SCARLETT FADE October 4, 2016 at 23:31

Hi Ada,
Yes, use the water of the Octopus for making risotto. Near the end I add some bits of Octopus (the head and a pair of tentacles), When ready put parsley or chopped cilantro. The tentacles that advance I put them in the oven, with oil and cilantro (or parsley), and, wanting to, with bread crumbs.
Let me start by saying that when I cook the Octopus is “seeds- frozen”. The recipe is from Portugal, where I live for years. Greetings

Ada Parisi October 5, 2016 at 19:19

Must be great, definitely inspires me. Next time I try to do it as you tell me. Let you know. A warm greeting, ADA


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