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Rice with cuttlefish

Rice with cuttlefish


  • Easy
  • 30 minutes
  • For 4 people
  • 1.2 € / person
  • 202kcal per 100g.

How to make a rice with cuttlefish.

Perhaps one of the easiest rice recipes to prepare is this cuttlefish rice . A rice with a great sea flavor, dry and easy style, can you ask for more?

Little more than a quality cuttlefish and a trustworthy rice as in brilliant rice from Sabroz , they are necessary to get a first-class rice with cuttlefish .

The sepia , here is fresh. Try to choose a cuttlefish or sweet choco and not too big. Although we can also use frozen cuttlefish, making this recipe cheaper.

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As in all rice dishes, we must pay special attention to the broth we use. We will try to provide the tastiest and most substantial fish broth to help in the final result of the dish.

Despite being a recipe with very few ingredients, rice with cuttlefish is among the special rices, perfect to enjoy both on a daily basis and on special occasions.

Do you dare to prepare this black rice at home?

Sepia. Cleaning

  1. The first step is to prepare the cuttlefish leaving it very clean. We will ask our fishmonger to remove the viscera and clean it as much as possible.
  2. At home we remove the dark skin that covers it. We arm ourselves with patience to eliminate the thin and transparent curtain that covers its entire surface.
  3. This is harder work on this recipe. To get a cuttlefish that is not very hard and leathery, it is necessary to remove this skin.
  4. Surely during the fry it will be rubbery and will make the cuttlefish hard.
  5. Once we have the clean cuttlefish we cut it into 1-2 cm cubes. and we reserve.

Preparation of rice

  1. In a wide saucepan, heat a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. When it starts to be hot, add the garlic cloves cut into cubes and the saffron threads.
  2. When we see that the garlic begins to brown, add the cuttlefish and let it fry for a few minutes.
  3. Add the rice and sauté for a few minutes.
  4. We prepare the fish and seafood fumet (if you make it homemade, the rice earns points), if you do not have time, you can buy one that is of quality.
  5. We prepare the measures that we are going to use of liquid, in this case 2.5 per measure of rice. We incorporate the fish broth that we have previously heated.
  6. We tried the point of salt, and if necessary we added a little more, this to the taste of each house.
  7. We raise the temperature to the maximum until it begins to boil. Then we lower it in half and let it be done little by little, this process lasts between 18-20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat and let stand 5 minutes covered with clean cloths. We serve after rest.

If you still do not have it clear, I leave you a step by step in photos of this recipe for rice with cuttlefish . Do not miss any detail and it will be perfect.

Tips for a fluffy cuttlefish rice

  • We can also try freezing cuttlefish and thawing it before cooking, this process, just like octopus, will break its fibers and make it more tender.
  • In any case, these tips are as long as the cuttlefish we buy is fresh.
  • This cuttlefish rice is very tasty, easy to prepare and one of the ones I like the most. I advise you to serve with a little bit of a good all i oli or aioli (ajoaceite) .
  • On the blog you will find other recipes with dry rice that can succeed in any celebration. From a rice to band very similar to this, to a baked rice , seafood fideuá , black rice or rice with chicken and rabbit .

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