Spicy Stuffed Squid


Baked squid stuffed with succulent rice and cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. It doesn't get much better than this.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup uncooked white rice

  • 3 squid

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • ¼ cup pine nuts

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves crushed garlic

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves crushed garlic

  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 3 teaspoons anchovy paste

  • ½ cup white wine

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 7x11-inch baking dish.

  2. Bring 1 cup water in a saucepan to a boil. Stir in rice and reduce heat. Cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  3. Cut head and tentacles from body of squid; reserve and chop tentacles. Remove quill and peel colored skin from body. Rinse under cold water and set aside.

  4. Combine rice, raisins, and pine nuts in a small bowl.

  5. Sauté 1 chopped onion and 3 cloves garlic with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium skillet until soft. Add chopped squid tentacles and rice mixture. Stir well and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Sauté 1 chopped onion and 4 cloves garlic with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet until soft. Stir in red pepper flakes and oregano. Add tomatoes with juice, anchovy paste, and wine. Stir and cook over medium heat until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Stuff squid with rice mixture and seal ends with wooden picks. Place squid in the prepared baking dish. Pour tomato sauce on top.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

426 Calories
19g Fat
50g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 924mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 23mg 116%
Calcium 148mg 11%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 718mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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