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Step by Step Instructions
For the Calamari
  • Step 1 :Wash and clean the calamari and add to a small covered saucepan, with no water and cook over a medium heat.
  • Step 2 :As the calamari cooks it will release its natural juices.
  • Step 3 :Cook until all of the natural juices have evaporated, add 1 cup of white wine and cook off until evaporated.
  • Step 4 :In a separate saucepan, heat the olive oil, add the finely chopped yellow onion and cook until translucent.
  • Step 5 :Add the calamari and cook for approximately 5 minutes and top off with the remaining cup of white wine.
  • Step 6 :Season with salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme and mix well.
  • Step 7 :Add the grated fresh tomatoes and sugar, mix well and simmer until most of the liquids have evaporated.
For Orzo:
  • Step 1 :In a deep skillet sauté the green onion in olive oil until softened.
  • Step 2 :Add the white wine and orzo and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Step 3 :Slowly add water and stir continuously so that the orzo does not stick.
  • Step 4 :You will continue to slowly add water until the orzo is done.
  • Step 5 :This orzo recipe is cooked in the same way as you would cook risotto.
  • Step 6 :Season with salt and pepper and add the saffron. Continue to cook slowly until the orzo is cooked through.
  • Step 7 :Remove from heat and add the butter and cheese and mix well.
  • Step 8 :Plate the orzo and top with the cooked calamari and its sauce.
  • Step 9 :Enjoy!
Ingredient List
For orzo:
  • (1/2 lb) orzo
  • 2 green onions chopped finely
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 4-5pieces of saffron
  • 1cup white wine
  • 1tablespoon butter
  • 2 ½tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1small yellow onion finely diced
Preparation of calamari (squid):
  • 2pieces of squid approximately 1/2 lb
  • olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion grated
  • 2cups white wine divided
  • 2-3 fresh tomatoes , grated
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • salt & pepper to Taste

Krithoto with saffron and calamari (orzo with saffron and squid)

Product Qty
Red saffron filaments from Kozani "Kozani Saffron Cooperative" 0.04oz
  Products of Greece
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