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Octopus risotto

2 comments Aug 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Risotto

Again I am cooking with Octopus and this time it is a risotto. I can only recommend Octopus in combination with risotto. Save the boiling water after boiling the octopus. It can be used to cook the rice.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

difficulty easy


  • 350 gram octopus
  • a cup of risotto rice
  • a small red onion
  • a glass of wine
  • some juice of a lemon
  • some parsley
  • some olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Cut the octopus in pieces, place it in a small pot and cover it. Let is simmer on low heat for 20 to minutes. It should be done by then. Do not add water to the octopus. It is cooking best in its own juices.

Take out the octopus and let it cool down.

Meanwhile dice the onion and fry it in a pan. Add the rice and fry for a minute or two.
Now add the wine, half a cup of the boiling liquid of the octopus and half a cup of water. Stir well and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add water or boiling liquid if necessary. Be careful with the boiling liquid of the octopus. It contains salt and using to much of it may turn the risotto salty.

Meanwhile cut the octopus into small rings. Chop the parsley. Add both to the done risotto. Mix well and season with pepper.

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  1. Wow! I love this recipe. You are so resourceful and creative yet have recipes that seem to be easy. Octopus is the best!

  2. A delicious risitto!



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