Camino Recipe: Soupy Squid Rice – arroz meloso marinero

foodfiesta-camino-recipe-riceOur friends from, the Dublin-based Spanish food and catering specialists, share another tasty Camino de Santiago recipe. This time it’s arroz meloso marinero or soupy squid rice.

What you will need:
(Prep. time: 45mins, for 4 people)

For the rice
320g Bomba rice
500g baby squid, chopped
100ml extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 ripe tomatoes, grated
1 Tbsp smoked paprika (sweet)
powdered yellow food colouring (if desired)

For the stock:
750g fish and seafood pieces
80ml extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp smoked paprika (sweet)
2 ripe tomatoes
fresh parsley


The stock:
Place the extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan and heat.
Add the garlic, onion and a little salt and fry till translucent.
Add the seafood and the fish and sauté.
Add the paprika and tomato and lightly fry in the juices.
Then add the water and cook for 20 minutes.
Strain liquid.

The rice:
Place the extra virgin olive oil and a little salt into a saucepan and heat.
Add the baby squid and fry over a low heat.
Add the finely chopped garlic and stir.
Add the paprika and tomato and sauté.
Add the stock (4 parts of stock to 1 part rice: approximately one and a quarter litres).
Season with saffron and salt and add yellow food colouring if desired.
Add the rice and cook over a medium heat for approximately 18 minutes.

Enjoy this squid rice Camino recipe! For more tasty recipes you can download our free Camino Food eBook and discover everything you need to know about food on the Camino.

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