- Perfect for paella
- Grown slowly in cold, mountain water
- Absorbs 30% more broth than regular rice
- Grown without pesticides & herbicides
- Spain's premium rice
- Size - 2.2 lb/1 kilo (about 4.5 cups)
Bomba is the supreme strain of rice in all of Spain. Bomba absorbs three times its volume in broth (rather than the normal two), yet the grains remain firm and delicious. For the perfect paella, there is no substitute.
Bomba is an ancient strain of rice that matures very slowly. Ours is grown in fresh mountain water around the town of Calasparra in Murcia, using aqueducts first built by the Romans. The result is a rice produces an exceptionally dehydrated grain when it is harvested, because it has taken such a long time to mature. This enables it to absorb 30% more broth than ordinary rice.
Until recently, many feared that the strain would become extinct. Bomba had all but disappeared from the land because it requires intensive care in order to flourish. Fortunately, alert gourmet chefs created a demand, so that today Bomba is once again available for the pleasure of discriminating food lovers.
Rice is the most important ingredient in paella, which is the reason many paellas are called "arroces" in spain. This special paella rice is very different from Italian Arborio rice, which is bred to be creamy, and Asian rice, which is meant to be sticky. Substitution of these strains will result in a soupy or mushy paella.
Bomba rice from Calasparra is grown without pesticides and herbicides. No chemicals of any kind are added during processing.
Uno de los dos tipos de arroz de grano corto clásico que se produce en Calasparra, Bomba es la veta mejor. Hasta hace poco, muchos temían que se extinguiera.
Bomba casi había desaparecido de la tierra porque necesita cuidado intensivo para florecer. Afortunadamente, los chefs de alto standing crearon demanda, y hoy en día Bomba está disponible de nuevo para placer de los amantes de la gastronomía más exigentes. La diferencia básica entre el arroz Bomba y los demás es que el Bomba se ensancha como un acordeón en vez de crecer longitudinalmente como hacen otros tipos de arroz. Es distinto del arroz Arborio italiano, que se cultiva para que sea cremoso, y el arroz asiático, que se hace para que sea pegajoso. El Bomba absorbe tres veces su volumen en caldo (en vez de la medida normal del doble), pero los granos se mantienen separados. Si tiene pensado preparar un caldo rico y sabroso para su paella, el arroz Bomba le mostrará cómo es capaz de aprovecharlo al máximo.
Bomba es una veta de arroz antiquísima que madura muy lentamente. Se cultiva en agua fresca de montaña alrededor de la ciudad de Calasparra en Murcia. El arroz Bomba produce un grano excepcionalmente deshidratado cuando se cultiva, por la cantidad de tiempo que ha tardado en madurar. Esto les permite absorber 50% más de caldo que los arroces normales a los que estamos acostumbrados.
Cuando haga paella, esto es exactamente lo que necesita para darle un sabor uniforme a su creación. Por eso Bomba es la elección correcta cuando sólo lo mejor de lo mejor es suficiente.
Serving size: 4 oz (100g).Servings per container 10, Calories 351, cal from fat 0, total fat .8g (1%), saturated and trans fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 2mg (1%), total carbohydrates 77g (27%), fiber 1g (5%), sugars 0g, protein 6g. Not a significant source of vitamin A or C, iron or calcium.* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 53 reviews
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Daniel - Glendale , AZ
"I made paella for the first time with this rice and I will never buy anything else. It was tasty and fluffy. I highly recommend it. "
Susan BASNIGHT - VALLEY COTTAGE, NY
TIMOTHY MICHEL - Chicago, IL
Anne Mooney - Winter Park, FL
"This is splendid rice. Wouldn't even attempt a paella without it. Kudos!"
Theresa McKeon - Minnetonka, MN
Eileen WOODZELL - Castle Rock, CO
"Excellent. Wouldn't want any other rice in my Paella. Thank you!!!"
Sergio Cervetti - Doylestown, PA
"Perfect for paella"
Travis Robinson - Highland, CA
Kathy - ARLINGTON, TN
"I made paella for the first time using this rice. The rice cooked up perfectly and made the dish. Definitely worth the price!"
Michael Boggan - Kingsport, TN
MKrueger - New York, NY
Juan Mendivil - Brentwood, CA
Michael Touchi - Pleasanton, CA
Jim Felt - Wichita, KS
Karl E Schweitzer - Bakersfield, CA
Brian Miller - East Grand Rapids, MI
Allan MARCOTTE - BETHEL
"This is some of the best rice I have ever eaten! When used in my paella it tastes great and is so rich and creamy!"
Joe - Dublin, Ohio
Lacy - St Petersburg, Florida
"We use this rice for more than Paella...it's fabulous on its own, too!"
Douglas W. Nash, Jr. - Fayetteville, North Carolina
"By far the best rice for paella."
Paella Monster - Riverdale, New Jersey
"Having use various rice types in making paellas over the years, including the regular Calasparra, this Bomba rice is the best there is. Perfectly cooked grains every time justifies the price to me. I won't use any other type of rice."
Carol S. - Camden, New Jersey
"Wonderful rice and made cooking the paella so easy. Loved it. Love the packaging too."
Russell & Valeria Johnson - Port Jervis, New York
"This is the absolute best rice for Paella!"
Daniel - Arlington, Virginia
J. Marin - Lewisville, Texas
"Excelente arroz bomba! Considerenlo en su próxima paella!"
David - Austin, Texas
"Quality of the rice was high, and it's true, Bomba rice makes a huge difference vs long grain or arborio. It helped me make the most flavorful and consistent paella I've ever made, and I achieved the vaunted soccarat without burning or drying out."
"Super absorbent for paella, especially for beginners. Wish Tienda also carries the Bomba Paella Brown Rice variety for health conscienous people (diabetics) as well.
Note from Tim Harris: We do have a Calasparra brown rice, which is very close to Bomba, if that is of any help:
Thomas Ryan Nelson
"A very, very superb rice for paella."
John Inman .
"Only the best! No comparison, if you want to serve the best!"
"Easy to prepare and delicious. Now I'm spoiled... can't imagine making my arroces with anything else."
"THE perfect rice for paella, I have tried others, but this one was by far the best!"
"the rice but not the price..."
"I have not tried the rice yet, but a thumbs up on the speedy delivery."
"Great paella rice. "
"this is the worst rice ever to try to make paella. deff not buying this again. it was a waste of my money and a waste my time."
"This rice made me, my cooking partner, and our guests believers. All the accolades are deserved. Bomba is special. It spoiled us."
"The only rice for paella do not think about using any other"
"GREAT PRODUCT, WAS MY 1ST TIME COOK PAELLA FOR A BIG PARTY AND THIS RICE WAS MUCH BETTER THAN ANY OTHER"
"My daughter just returned from Spain where she, of course, tried Paella. I made Paella for the first time for her using Bomba rice. She preferred my Paella!! It was excellent using a 3 to 1 liquid to rice ratio."
"A true treat for special guests and special occasion. This rice is expensive, but whose says that making your guests or family members a memorable paella has a price limit? Simply AMAZING!"
"This is, indeed, the ultimate rice for paella. Terrific stuff."
"Just wonderful. It was my first attempt at cooking paella and it turned out excellent. The rice was perfect. I'll be making paella again before long."
"Everything La Tienda says about this rice is true. I recently cooked my first paella and it was better than anything I could have expected! Can't wait to try another recipe using this wonderful rice."
"This is such great rice. I've made paella with it a few times with excellent success. I prepared it in a risotto style recently and loved the texture of the finished dish. Definitely give this rice a try."