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Stewed, fried, baked, they are always excellent, but how do you clean and cook stuffed squid? Here are our recipes

THE stuffed squid I'm a rich recipe, which has a thousand variations and many possibilities, even with the use of ingredients of the pantry that you want to finish. Perfume of sea, also like ai children because they have no bones and if they are well cooked soft and they make a great impression with the guests.

There basic recipe of stuffed squid It is a classic of Mediterranean cuisine and simply provides that the stuffing is prepared with the same chopped tentacles and seasoned with breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, oil, salt and sometimes anchovies. But let's start from the beginning, or from how to clean the squid and then cook them.

How to clean the squid

Wash the squid under a stream of running water.

Separate with your hands, without exaggeration by force, the tentacles from the body, thus removing also the entrails that are attached to the head.

Remove the internal pen.

Wash the squid thoroughly from residues of entrails, from the ink and from the inner membranes.

Clean the tentacles from the head and press them towards the center to remove the tooth. Rinse again.

Some prefer to eliminate the skin, if you want to do it you have to cut the squid and pull with your hands to remove the skin. The same will be done after cutting the fins.

Stuffed calamari recipes

In the oven, steamed, grilled, even fried. Stuffed squid prepare in a thousand ways. But how to stuff them? We give you many ideas here. For example, those who love vegetables will appreciate the diced aubergines, peppers, carrots and zucchini that form the filling of Stuffed squid with zucchini sauce. Anchovy fillets, pine nuts and onions give flavor to Stuffed squid pan, beautiful also to serve. Have you ever thought of beans and peas as a stuffing for squids? Try the recipe of Squid stuffed with toscanelli. On the other hand, they smell of spring instead Squid stuffed with artichokes. The rice flavored with basil is an excellent filling: here is the recipe for Squid stuffed with rice.

How to make baked rice, an alternative to pasta gratin – Italian Cuisine


It is prepared quickly, even exploiting a simple risotto surplus. And it is a unique dish really greedy

A homemade and rustic dish, perfect both for the Sunday lunch that for one dinner save leftovers: let's talk about the baked rice. Surely you have happened to cook the pasta gratinated and the concept is the same. Baked rice is based on one risotto, which can be the one prepared the day before and advanced, or even a risotto badly to be recovered, or a simple one boiled rice still to be seasoned. The possibilities are endless, but we start from the basic recipe, that of the baked rice with tomato and basil.

Ingredients for 4 people

300 grams of advanced or boiled rice (choose the one for risotto)
1 pack of 700 milliliter tomato puree
1 onion
2 mozzarella
Parmesan at will
extra virgin olive oil as needed
Salt to taste
basil leaves

Method

Prepare the tomato sauce, thinly cutting the onion and frying it with extra virgin olive oil. When it is golden, add the tomato sauce, arrange with salt and cook until it is firm.

If you have to cook the rice, put a pot on the stove with plenty of salted water. When it starts to boil, throw the rice and let it cook until ready. Keep it back from cooking, because it will soften again in the oven and may be overcooked.

Meanwhile, squeeze the mozzarella and cut into cubes.

Season the boiled rice (or the advanced one) with the tomato sauce and transfer it to a baking sheet. Spread the mozzarella, sprinkle with the parmesan and add the basil leaves. Put everything in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 20 minutes. If you want to get the crust on the surface you can activate the grill for the last 3 minutes.

rice oven

Variants of baked rice

Baked rice is excellent even without tomato, for example starting with a risotto with pumpkin or to the Milanese, Which will be creamed in the oven with cubes of provolone or milk cream and of the Parmesan cheese. But in general the baked rice is perfect both in vegetarian version and with meat. Try it also with a risotto with sausage, greedy! We do not recommend it with fish instead, given the presence of cheese during the gratin.

Rice, onions, carrots, garlic and celery: the perfect soup – Italian Cuisine


Warm and reassuring as the embrace of a loved one, the soup is an intimate dish, to be enjoyed in these cold winter evenings. Here is an ideal recipe

Intense aromas for home, vapors that flood every room, ancient flavors: the rice soup it is all this, a dish that brings back children, that brings back in time, to the most authentic aromas. Simple ingredients for a dish that is a true one comfort food, perfect to savor surrounded by the dearest loved ones, in these winter evenings. Yes, because the soup really makes the atmosphere at home, it's an intimate, reserved dish.

Rice, vegetables and an inevitable fragrance

As for the most traditional recipes, few ingredients they are enough to create that alchemy of flavors that makes everything perfect. In the case of soup it is essential to prepare a beef broth rich in aromas, in which to cook rice. You can choose between chicken, veal or beef. If you decide to add some bone, you will have a thicker broth, thanks to the collagen that the latter will release during cooking. In addition to meat, basic aromas like onion, carrot, celery and garlic, which should be crushed and fried in a little oil and then the rice, to choose from the most suitable varieties for soups and minestrone. Last but not least, the parsley, the ingredient that gives the soup that extra touch, which can not be renounced.

The recipe for rice soup

For 4 people: take it 250 g of vialone nano rice, an onion, a stalk of celery, a carrot, a clove of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, grated Parmigiano Reggiano, salt and parsley, as well as 1.5 liters of meat broth. First chop the vegetables and fry them in a saucepan with a little oil. Once golden, add the stock and when it reaches the boil, add the rice. Cook for about fifteen minutes and then turn off. Season with salt and finish with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan and chopped parsley. Bring to the steaming table.

In the tutorial some more tips to prepare a delicious rice soup