Black Rice with Cuttlefish Ink

Black Rice with Cuttlefish Ink


Black rice is a typical dish of the Mediterranean diet. Its presence is particularly notable in Italy and Spain and it is one of the most popular rice recipes, a tradition that is consistent with its origins on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. In Italy, in cities such as Livorno, “riso nero a la Fiorentina” or “riso al nero di seppia”, which may be the predecessors of black rice, are widely consumed.

Although there is no accurate information as to the origins of this preparation, there are sources that in the 18th century accredit the existence of a recipe for black rice very similar to the one we have today.

A very peculiar and recognisable feature is the container in which it is cooked. Although it is also commonly made in an earthenware casserole, the most traditional way is to make it in a paella pan. The success of this recipe, of course, lies in Spherika’s cuttlefish ink, which gives it its delicate and characteristic sea flavour, as well as its deep colour.


The advantages of our Spherika cuttlefish ink are many, starting with its glass packaging with a resealable lid: sustainability, convenience and the fight against food waste ¡in one product!

Moreover, there is no need to cook the cuttlefish ink before use because it has already undergone this process: ¡Open and ready!
Cuttlefish ink is used in numerous recipes such as rice with cuttlefish in its ink, for black pasta, in sauces for fish and seafood, meatballs, croquettes, breads and doughs or tempura and even black cocktails. Another of the most recurrent uses is in the preparation of black aioli, thanks to how well the cuttlefish ink combines with the garlic. As you can see, you set the limit, so… let your imagination run wild and always have a jar of Spherika cuttlefish ink in your fridge!
If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry: in the recipe section of our website you will find up to three possible alternative preparations to the recipe for black rice with cuttlefish in its ink. We are talking about the black hamburger bun, the warm black pasta salad and the black rice timbale with tuna tartar, all of them with cuttlefish ink, obviously. Meat, fish and salad – it won’t be for variety!
Its preparation is as easy as it is enjoyable thanks to its simple and detailed steps. You will see how easy it is to cook with our simple recipes and how beautiful and delicious your dishes will be.


We have highlighted the great versatility of cuttlefish ink and the advantages of our packaging. We will now discuss its nutritional benefits..

Cuttlefish ink has a series of nutritional properties that promote the well-being of our organism.

It contains vitamins C, an antioxidant and anti-fatigue agent, and E, but also B vitamins such as vitamin B2, which helps to strengthen the skin, hair and nails. It also has vitamin B3, which is perfect for balancing cholesterol, and vitamin B12 to combat depression. In addition, this vitamin strengthens red blood cells and keeps the nervous system intact.

It is also very rich in melanin and Omega-3, a substance with a strong protective action on the cardiovascular system.

It also contains dopamine and glutamic acid to aid fatigue and healing. It provides an important protein supply to renew the body’s cells. In addition, it does not contain much fat, ideal for those who do not wish to gain weight.

To protect the skin against ageing, cuttlefish ink is full of selenium. Selenium serves to scavenge free radicals that age cells. Cuttlefish ink also contains iodine, a trace element that the body needs to regulate basic metabolism.

After several investigations, cuttlefish ink has been found to be an effective protection against tumour growth. It also protects against bacteria, especially antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermoidum and Escherichia coli.

All this proves that cuttlefish ink is a highly recommended supplement for healthy and balanced diets.

¿Already convinced? Don’t wait any longer and buy our tasty and versatile Spherika cuttlefish ink in 50g jars and we assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

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