Today I bring to you a rich and easy one-pot Mediterranean style pilaf featuring a surprising combination of flavors. A low FODMAP and healthy meal for everybody to enjoy!
This rice pilaf´s main ingredients are calamari and ham. It is quite unusual to see pork paired with seafood in a recipe but in Portugal we do it often. I´m thinking carne de porco à Alentejana, a traditional dish with marinated pork and clams and arroz à Valenciana, a Portuguese style paella with chicken, chorizo and seafood. An unusual match made in heaven!
But what is a pilaf? A pilaf is a popular dish from the Middle East in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth and fragranced with aromatics and spices. For this healthy version, the natural broth is made with water from cooking the calamari in white wine. Turmeric and parsley perfume the dish, while white fish and chickpeas add consistency.You can use short grain rice to absorb more flavor.
It may look challenging, but it’s a one pain dish!