FORBIDDEN RICE + GARLICKY OCTOPUS – ARROZ PROHIBIDO Y PULPO AL AJILLO

Our Creative Cooking Crew’s October challenge: It’s Halloween. What’s in your cauldron?
Trick or treat? horror film-inspired? creepy dishes? black and orange? Interpret it as you like. 

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Richard, Ines and Jacob

We always look forward to Halloween especially here in Manhattan.  The Village Halloween Parade is always a photographer’s dream.  So much talent and you get to dress up and have fun. For this challenge I invited three dear friends to share this dinner.

Thinking of black and orange, I came up with forbidden rice medley.  This is my first time working with this rice and now I’m hooked.   It takes longer to cook but the result is a rice that is aromatic and nutty.

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Cook 1 cup of rice as instructed, but please add a bit of salt.  The ingredients added:  roasted butter nut squash, corn, sweet potato and mango, a cup of each, diced.  Place on baking sheet the squash and sweet potato, mix with a few tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.  Before serving rice add the roasted veggies, mango, salt and pepper.

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We are very lucky to have found the International Market on the West Side of Manhattan which specializes in Greek foods.  They take all the hassle of having to spend hours preparing the octopus.  At $20.00 a pound, it is quite expensive, but the end results are  great.

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Take a heated sauté pan and add three tablespoons of olive oil, three cloves of sliced garlic and immediately the octopus.  Sauté octopus for about 5 minutes.  Before serving mix 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, 2 table-spoons of Greek seasoning mix and pour over octopus.

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BUEN PROVECHO!

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15 Responses to FORBIDDEN RICE + GARLICKY OCTOPUS – ARROZ PROHIBIDO Y PULPO AL AJILLO

  1. Renae Torres-Mares says:

    Looks yummy,whats the name of this rice?

  2. Richard Torres says:

    Hearty and Delicious!

  3. Joan Nova says:

    Love the combination of ingredients and flavors. Totally drooling. I’d consider this a Halloween treat for sure!

  4. Ines says:

    A potpourri of flavors & colors, simply phenomenal!
    Bless those hands Girl!!!

  5. Sonia says:

    Delicioso! I need some Forbidden Rice!

  6. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    That octopus looks so GOOD!

  7. Nydia says:

    What a great idea for Halloween, el Arroz Prohibido looks perfect !!!

  8. M2 says:

    Wow it looks wondifly deciouious

  9. Ay que bueno, Norma! Me sirves un platito? Muchos besos y Happy happy Halloween!

  10. sippitysup says:

    I need a good octopus source! I want to make this. GREG

  11. Greek stores Greg…best source…they take the trouble out of cooking it.

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  13. cheapethniceatz says:

    Great looking creepy dish! Love forbidden rice I have been a fan for years. And I adore octopus, one day I have to try once to prepare from scratch.

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