Squid Ink Rice

squid ink rice
Ink black is not an appealing color for rice. At least that’s what I thought when I saw this dish but upon taking a smell on the rice, I instantly fell in love with it. This fried rice was infused with squid ink to make it pitch black. The squid ink gave ‘sea tang’ aroma to the dish and instantly turned the boring fried rice into intriguing dish.

squid ink riceI’ve been digging around the net to find the recipe, but only managed to find the Italian style rice (risotto) instead of the Asian wok fried rice. My fellow diners refused to taste my black rice, apparently they said they have no idea whether squid ink is safe or not. Squid ink is definitely edible and it has been used for coloring in pasta and rice in Spain and Italy. It was their loss since the rice was completely wonderful. It’s quite salty even though the chef admitted that he only added a few pinches of salt.

Squid ink is sold in the fish market and if you don’t have it there, try buying the ink for $0.72 in Amazon. I’d love to get my hand on squid ink fetuccini or spaghetti.


7 comments:

  1. Health Freak Mommy said...

    I've never tasted squid ink rice but squid ink bread with garlic yes and it tasted really good!

  2. Sean said...

    I don't think I'll put it into my mouth... >.<"

  3. Anonymous said...

    Tasted risotto nero alle seppie before and it was great. It wasn't hard to make and it's rich in protein too.

  4. Angelina said...

    Doesn't look too appealing for me!

  5. Soju said...

    Did you have any digestion or stomach problem after consuming this delicacy? I felt a little sick after consuming similar dish, perhaps the ingredients weren't fresh or I am allergic.

  6. cbenc12 said...

    squid ink!!! this is so new to me.. i nvr thought of it as edible.. hmm.. i must try to search and see how it tastes.. ;D

  7. Cherry said...

    It tastes great despite the color. First smell it and you'll love it.



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