Arroz de Polvo

Octopus with rice

Preparation info

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North Atlantic Seafood

By Alan Davidson

Published 1980

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This is a very typical Portuguese dish, especially popular in Lisbon.


  • octopus, 1 kg (2 lb)
  • a sprig of parsley, chopped


Season the cleaned octopus and cut it into fairly small pieces. Cook these, with the parsley, in plenty of boiling salted water for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onion and garlic and cook them until the onion turns golden; then add at least 600 ml (