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Try baked squid ink risotto from Mama Lou’s

Steph Arnaldo
Try baked squid ink risotto from Mama Lou’s

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Are you a fan of squid ink and risotto? This creamy rice dish has squid ink rice topped with garlic aioli and cheese

Italian restaurant Mama Lou’s has added an indulgent, pescatarian-friendly dish to their menu – the baked squid ink risotto.

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The star of Mama Lou’s baked squid ink risotto is the moist, black arborio rice underneath, slowly cooked in a savory squid ink sauce that’s strong in flavor and aroma (squid ink fans may not be able to resist)!

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Incorporated into the rice are baby squid heads for chewy texture, and on top is a generous serving of garlicky, tangy aioli. Everything is topped off with melted cheese, bread crumbs, and a drizzle of roasted pimiento sauce, making for a flavorful spoonful of creamy, cheesy rice with an al dente bite every time.

Photo courtesy of Mama Lou’s

It’s a rich dish though, so it may be best to pair it with a lighter entrée or a squeeze of lemon juice for some acidity.

Mama Lou’s newest risotto offering is available in happy size (P995), good for 3-5 people, at their branches in Evia Lifestyle Center; Solenad, Nuvali; Ayala Malls the 30th; and Ayala Malls UP Town Center.

You can place your orders for delivery via Mama Lou’s website. – Rappler.com

Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.