Black Rice Risotto With Cuttlefish
Preparation Difficulty
1 hour ★★✩✩✩

Appropriate for 4 servings


  • 1 & 1/2kg cuttlefish, with the ink
  • 420gr black rice
  • 1lt fish stock
  • 2 onions, cut into pieces
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into pieces
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 & 1/2 garlic cloves, diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. To begin with, clean the cuttlefish and cut it into pieces while putting the ink to the side, for the time being.
  2. Put the some oil into a large frying pan, over medium heat and sauté the onion and tomato pieces for a bit, until most of their liquids are absorbed.
  3. Add the cuttlefish into the pan and cook.
  4. As soon as the cuttlefish becomes to soften, add the rice and stir for about 2 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, put some fish stock into the cuttlefish ink into a bowl and stir until the ink is diluted.
  6. Add the ink mixture into the pan, season with salt and pepper and stir for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the rest of the fish stock, let it cook for about 20 minutes and remove from the heat
  8. Put the diced garlic into a bowl, mix it with some salt and then add the olive oil. Add the mixture into the pan and the chopped parsley all over.
  9. Let it cool for 5 minutes and your Black Rice Risotto With Cuttlefish is ready to serve!

Yesterday, after I had attended an absolutely fantastic exhibition of art called ArtAthina (it was my first time but such a great experience!!), I went with my newly acquired french-speaking friends, exhibitors themselves, to a very beautiful greek restaurant to try some seafood! Although I had never been there before, I can tell you, it was the smartest move for that evening.

You see, while checking on the menu, I actually spotted a dish I hadn’t eaten for quite some time, a Black Rice Risotto With Cuttlefish! Honestly? I couldn’t have made a better choice! It tasted soooo good, that I can still feel it in my mouth! Therefore, I decided to make a post for this recipe and a Black Rice Risotto With Cuttlefish is what I give you for you today! You will absolutely love it!!

Of course, wine was included! A greek wine to be exact! It’s called “ΠΑΡΑΓΚΑ” and it is a white wine made from the greek varieties of Roditis and Malagouzia! It’s light and it is just the perfect choise for this dish!

So, give it a try! Don’t be shy! Once you taste this wine and food combination, you will make the recipe a standard in your personal menu!!

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