Octopus and Shrimp Rice

Octopus and Shrimp Rice
Time 1 1/2 hours
Effort Easy 
Serves 4

1/2 a small octopus - or 4-5 tentacles, cut into 1 " pieces (approx)
8 large shrimp, shelled but tail on
1 large onion, chopped
1 yellow pepper diced
1 large tomato, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cups (plus a little more) water
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 cup julienned carrots
1 cup long grain rice
1/2 cup each Cilantro and Parsley, chopped
2 bay leaves

In a medium saucepan, saute the onion and octopus for about 5 minutes. Add the water, cover and simmer on medium for approx. 45 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and simmer again for another 20 to 25 minutes until the water has been absorbed and the rice is well cooked. (Do stir the mixture from time to time as the rice will tend to stick on the bottom.)