Stuffed calamari with crispy rice waffles | Altro Living

Stuffed calamari with crispy rice waffles

Especially in summer, but in winter as well, stuffed calamari are a very good choice to vary your diet; frozen or fresh, they are tasty and exceptionally low in calories and fat.

Here we have prepared a gourmet recipe of a nutritionally balanced dish containing all macronutrients.


  • 5 medium-sized calamari
  • 50 g of anchovies
  • 150 g of white rice
  • 80 g of plain flour
  • 3 slices of bread
  • 50 g of blonde beer
  • 40 g of pine nuts
  • 20 g of butter
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 shallot
  • a clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs
  • 1,5 tablespoon of instant yeast
  • white wine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • thyme


Preparation of stuffed calamari:

  • Boil the rice in a large pot of water for about 10 minutes, drain it and set it aside in a bowl. Add thyme, beer, flour, yeast, pine nuts, egg whites, salt and pepper. Stir and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Peel and chop tomatoes after blanching them in hot water.
  • Melt the butter in a sauté pan, add the shallots, salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes. Add tomatoes and cook over high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Soak the bread in water, squeeze it out and add it to the mixture. Pour some white wine over it and cook for a few minutes. Add breadcrumbs after turning the heat off.
  • Put the mixture into a piping bag and fill the calamari.
  • Place stuffed calamari in the oiled Alfa Living porcelain casserole dish, add garlic, baste with 2 tablespoons of white wine and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 180°C.

Preparation of rice waffles:

  • Put the rice mixture onto the oiled Alfa Living aluminized steel baking pan.
  • Press the rice into small waffles using a spoon.
  • Cook on both sides for a few minutes and serve them with stuffed calamari.