Octopus Fried Rice

Before we start did you hear that geneticists have bred a new animal. It is a cross between a turkey and an octopus. Apparently they did it so that at Christmas all the family can have a leg for dinner. Boom Boom!!!


OK we’re off. The usual Saturday morning food and provisions shop. As I wander past the sushi counter I always check if there is octopus as Amy and Mary love it. Yes there was today, so I grabbed it and started to think of a recipe for it.

You will need for easily 2 people (well this was enough for Amy’s lunch, with Mary and Ollie swopping in every now and then to grab a spoonful);

  • 1 leg of octopus, simply slice to bit size pieces and bash with a mallet to soften them up a little
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic paste, I used a roasted version
  • 2 cups of pre-cooked plain white rice ( I was using left overs)
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil

This is quite simple.

Olive oil in a wok, when hot throw in the garlic paste and fry for a minute. Throw in your octopus pieces and again fry off for about 2-3 minutes.

Add in the rice and the soy and fry for another 2-3 minutes, making sure there are no clumps of rice.

Add in your egg and stir it through, and fry for another 5 minutes as this will then cook the egg and stet to brown the rice a little.


How easy was that.

Amy’s plate and the serving bowl were spotless, seems my gang liked it.

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