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Natural Cuttlefish Ink, known as "tinta" or "tinta de calamar" in Spanish, is a prized ingredient used to impart rich flavor and color to paella. When incorporated into paella, it's traditionally referred to as "Arroz Negro," translating to "Black Rice."

In preparing Arroz Negro, the Natural Cuttlefish Ink is added to the cooking liquid, typically a seafood or fish broth, before incorporating the rice. This ink infuses the broth with its intense flavor and striking black hue, transforming the entire dish.

The ink blends with the broth, mingling with the flavors of other ingredients like seafood, vegetables, and aromatics while the rice cooks, creating a unique and savory depth. The result is a visually striking paella with a deliciously rich and briny taste, where the rice absorbs the ink's essence, delivering a delightful umami flavor reminiscent of the sea.

The technique involves incorporating the ink at the beginning of the cooking process, allowing it to amalgamate and infuse its unique characteristics throughout the dish, ensuring every grain of rice is tinted and flavored by the ink.

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