Pulpo (Octopus) and Buttered Jasmine Rice Recipe


If you love seafood, I promise you'll love this! Sometimes I'm a little skeptical about writing recipes that are considered delicacies, that others may considered a huge turn off. But I figure there are plenty of foods that some may think look awful, which could be completely normal to others! I grew up eating all kinds of different foods that others may think are crazy... As long as it tastes good, I'm ready to try! Bizarre Foods anyone? lol.

Anyways, I thought this turned out great, so for anyone looking to try something a little different, this is super easy to make.

Pulpo (Octopus) and Buttered Jasmine Rice
  • Octopus Tentacles (I purchased this at Whole Foods)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 Cups Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1/2 TBSP Butter
  • Ponzu Sauce to taste

Place raw octopus in a stock pot, and fill with water to cover. Sprinkle a bit of salt to flavor the broth. Bring to a rolling boil. Once the meat is tender enough to pierce with a fork, remove from heat (Save the delicious stock for later use by freezing.).

While the Octopus is cooking, cook 2 cups of rice, butter, and diced green bell pepper in a rice cooker, according to your rice cooker's instructions.

Serve sliced octopus over a bed of rice, and drizzle Ponzu Sauce on top. Enjoy!

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