Arroz de Choco


Squid Rice: a Macanese version of the famous Portuguese dish Arroz de Lula

Choco in Portuguese is cuttlefish but often the Macanese use that term for squid.

Arroz de Choco (Squid Rice) from “Guilly” Canavarro Remedios

4 squid, washed well and cut in pieces
½ – 1 tin tomato paste or 2 lb | 900g of fresh tomatoes cut in eighths
2 onions, sliced
a little clove powder
2 bay leaves
small pieces of ginger, chopped very fine

Mix the choco with the ginger and set aside. Fry the onions, tomatoes, clove powder and bay leaves in 1 dsp lard, and when cooked add choco, raw rice, salt and pepper to taste, and sufficient water to boil the rice.

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