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Calasparra Rice-The ultimate paella rice

Calasparra Paella Rice - 1 Kg.

If you want to make a truly authentic paella, real paella rice is essential. Paella is all about rice, it is the foundation of this delicious dish and must be able to absorb all of the flavours of the paella without becoming soft. It is highly recommended to use either of the strains of rice grown in Calasparra and not cut corners. They have been used for paellas for centuries -- producing individual al dente grains, swollen with as much good broth as possible.

The problem you run into with substitutes is that the other short-grained strains of rice are designed with other applications in mind: Arborio is meant to become creamy when cooked; Asian rice is meant to be sticky; Basmati is light, aromatic and fragile; and long grain rice is a completely different product with lower absorbency.

Calasparra Rice is grown in the mountains of the Spanish province of Murcia, where it enjoys pure mountain water irrigation, unlike the usual rice fields by the Mediterranean Sea. The aqueducts delivering water from the mountain streams were first engineered by the Romans, and then improved upon by the Moors over 1,000 years ago! Our Calasparra rice grown in the D.O. Calasparra region are totally free of all pesticides, herbicides, etc. No chemicals of any kind are added during processing. Each bag is individually numbered at the farm.

Each bag makes over 13 cups cooked rice

Calasparra Rice-The ultimate paella rice

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