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2 Packages of Calasparra Paella Rice by Peregrino

2 Packages of Calasparra Paella Rice by Peregrino

Mountain Grown, Super Absorbent

All Natural

$16.95 RC-02-2


  • Each bag makes over 13 cups cooked rice
  • Organic short grain rice, D.O. Calasparra
  • Very absorbent, good for sauces & broths
  • Retains shape, not sticky or creamy
  • No pesticides or herbicides used
  • Size - 2 x 2.2 lbs/1 kilo

Calasparra Rice is a unique, centuries-old short grain rice with a leisurely maturing process -- 30% slower than other kinds of rice. This longer growing cycle produces kernels that are exceptionally dehydrated - ready to absorb even more of the tasty sauces and flavors of paella broth and other Mediterranean recipes.

Since rice is the bedrock of paella, it is advantageous 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 (such as Uncle Ben's) 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!

Both our Bomba and 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.



Nutritional Information

Serving size 1/4 cup (45g). Servings per container, about 22. Total fat 0g, Sodium 0g, Potassium 40mg (1%), Total carbohydrate 35g (12%). Protein 3g. Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron and Calcium. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 40 reviews

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LORY QUIST - BLANCO, TX  5 Star Rating

Steven Furse - Clearfield , UT  5 Star Rating

Bspain - Naples, FL  5 Star Rating
"The best rice ever"

RENE' MARTIN - QUINCY, WA  5 Star Rating
"Very good will order again"

Elyse Walker - Ossining, NY  5 Star Rating

"A beautiful, tasty rice"

Sean Boyle - Bridgewater, NJ  4 Star Rating

don watkins - Rancho Mirage, CA  5 Star Rating
"the best Paella Rice!!!!"

Maria T. Hernandez Santos - Washington, DC  5 Star Rating

Edith Ward - Citronelle, AL  5 Star Rating
"Excellent rice"

William Waggoner - Tempe, AZ  5 Star Rating

George Kirby - MAHWAH, NJ  5 Star Rating

Ken Murphy - Opelika, AL  5 Star Rating

Shirley Halligan - Austin  5 Star Rating
"I love this rice! Excellent for my paella.I also cooked it for everyday food and loved the taste and texture. "

Marticia Madory - Poughkeepsie, NY  5 Star Rating
"Haven't had a chance to use this rice yet, but I was running out of my previous supply and have learned that using the correct rice is an important secret of delicious paella."

Mary O Kiely - Portland, OR  5 Star Rating
"I love this rice!! "

Ron Michels - Livermore, CA  5 Star Rating

Jon Haniford - Tarpon Springs, FL  5 Star Rating
"Top line!"

NAZLI GHAFOORI - mississauga, ON  5 Star Rating
"First time making Paella so ordered this rice, all I can say is that was the best Paella ever the whole thing was gone and my guests really enjoyed it."

Linda Gradess - Lake Worth, FL  5 Star Rating

Maria Marty - Peoria, IL  5 Star Rating
"Excellent product, rice picked up the flavors of the broth and meats beautifully. Nice texture!! Wonderful delivery process and very well packed."

Pedro Gutierrez - Rockville, MD  5 Star Rating

Frank Irizarry - New York, NY  5 Star Rating

Robert Craig - Lehigh Acres, FL  5 Star Rating
"This was a repeat order. That says everything. Cooks beautifully; makes a wonderful paella."

Lisa Rising - Elgin, Illinois  5 Star Rating
"Naturally, the perfect rice for paella. It's not sticky or creamy, and is supremely absorbent while maintaining its shape. Paella is not worth making without the proper rice."

Bobby - Frederick, Maryland  5 Star Rating

Michele - Ewing, New Jersey  5 Star Rating
"Fantastic rice!! I made my first ever paella last week and having this rice made the dish wonderful!"

Connie from Napa  5 Star Rating
"We had a hard time buying this rice as all local stores were sold out. Thanks to La Tienda we were able to try it and now know why it was hard to get - it's the best paella rice we have used."

Brad Pabian  5 Star Rating

Mary Cifuentes  5 Star Rating
"We love this rice. Perfecto para paella...."

Awaygal  5 Star Rating

sarah  5 Star Rating

Alexis  5 Star Rating
"It's a great rice. My husband loves to use this rice to make authentic paella. "

katie  5 Star Rating

Raphael  5 Star Rating
"Simply put: the best rice on earth!"

MariCarmen  5 Star Rating
"Not only was this rice perfect in the paella that I made for my family but the recipe I used was from LaTienda...Paella a la Valenciana. Delicious!!! Great texture on the rice. So much better than when I used Uncle Ben's."

Judy  5 Star Rating
"Love the way this rice stands up to paella cooking!"

Daniel  5 Star Rating
"Best rice ever, and I am from Spain."

Joanne  5 Star Rating
"If you're going through the effort of making authentic paella, why not use authentic calasparra rice? It's a no brainer. Cooks fast and doesn't gum up."

Patrick Querry  4 Star Rating
"Excellent product, well packaged."

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