- 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.
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Customer ReviewsAverage rating from 74 reviews Write a review
"loved this rice, have been buying for years"
Joseph DiNapoli - Pittsburgh, PA - Apr 6, 2015
"This is the first Bomba rice I purchased. Found a half kilo at my local import store for the same price as LaTienda 1kg. After the research I did of various information I am glad I picked up a kg to try. The flavor and texture were the exact same as my moms. "
Lisa Phillips - Marne, MI - Apr 5, 2015
"Simply the best rice for a paella"
John Sherman - Olympia, WA - Apr 5, 2015
"Simply, the best rice for making paella"
Drew Mello - Sebastian, FL - Mar 29, 2015
"this is the best rice to be used for paellas, others aren't quite right. for authentic paellas this is the one to get."
LISA - NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jan 19, 2015
PETER FRANKLIN - newtonville, MA - Jan 18, 2015
"Best ever rice for paella"
JOYCE DE LAVEAGA - Austin, TX - Jan 18, 2015
"Exactly right for paella. Very yummy."
NANCY PINSON - HAPPY VALLEY, OR - Jan 18, 2015
"My favorite rice of all time, but very difficult to find. So happy I found it on La Tienda!! On sale! Yayyyy!"
Native New Yorker - New York, NY - Jan 18, 2015
"Excellent Product, authentic Paella rice."
GEORGE Raemore - Danbury, CT - Jan 18, 2015
"When I received the order, was A WOW, great rice, luxurious in the fantastic 13" inch stainless steel paella pan, delicious paella. I am ordering another 13" paella pan again, should be one in everybody's kitchen... OLE! Paellas..."
VICTORIA ESSON - Columbus, Ohio - Jan 17, 2015
"This is the type of rice used by our chef in Las Arenas, near Valencia, Spain, so am guessing it will be great. Haven't used it yet."
Susan Strickland - West Hills, CA - Jan 11, 2015
"excellent rice--absolutely the best rice I have ever used for paella"
ROBERT KLAMMER - UNION, NJ - Dec 28, 2014
"Unbeatable for paella!"
EC - Blacksburg, VA - Dec 14, 2014
"best rice for paella and also good for everyday use! Very clean and top quality."
vicki fekete - watkinsville, GA - Nov 23, 2014
"El mejor arroz para una auténtica paella"
Clara G Miller - Essex, CT - Nov 2, 2014
"Excellent Customer Service & Delivery !"
DAN D'Angelo - WATERBURY, CT - Oct 27, 2014
"Perfect texture and wonderful flavor when we made a paella outdoors on a gas grill using our newly purchased Pata Negra paella pan. "
Renee FINLAY - SMITHFIELD, RI - Oct 26, 2014
" However is an expensive choice"
Dania Martinez Roa - Yonkers, NY - Oct 18, 2014
"If you are going to make a paella, this is the rice you want. "
Elinor White - Kirkwood, MO - Oct 17, 2014
Earl SMITH - CHICAGO, IL - Jul 27, 2014
"Bomba rice makes an excellent paella - it is highly absorbent and not overly starchy. Well worth the additional cost as the heart of a wonderful dish of paella "
joel peek - THOMPSONS STATION, Tennessee - Jul 21, 2014
"Excellent rice! Made the dish just perfect. Wish it wouldn't have taken so long to ship. "
Jill Kunder - Somerset, CA - Jul 1, 2014
david johnson - Baltimore, MD - Jun 30, 2014
Victor Fontanes - Winter Park, FL - Jun 24, 2014
"Good/tasty/cooks up as expected."
AJ - Santa Fe, NM - Jun 23, 2014
"love the bomba rice...my home made stocks and the paella pan are a perfect match for the bomba rice...cooks up crispy on the bottom and so full of flavor...can not get enough...but I use bomba rice when ever my menu requires the tastiest rice possible...thank you"
Edward J Colhan Edward J - Sun City West - Jun 22, 2014
"Excellent quality, texture, taste. Until my experience with La Tienda had not had the pleasure taste treat that bomba rice is. An incredible grain and the one highly recommended for the perfect paella and/or any other rice dish you may wish to enhance. "
Azalea Sanchez - Duluth, GA - Jun 1, 2014
"I love this rice. It is perfect for paella."
Sharon Forrest - Atlanta, GA - May 25, 2014
"Have to practice cooking this rice. It's been awhile!"
H ANDRES CARRON - MCKINNEY, TX - May 25, 2014
"The rice always cooks up nicely."
Patti Garcia - MOULTRIE, GA - May 18, 2014
"Best rice ever for paella type dishes."
Marvin Silvergold - Davie, FL - May 18, 2014
"The absolute best for a perfect paella."
Sean Boyle - Bridgewater, NJ - May 18, 2014
"The best rice for Paella period."
LEW CELLI - NAPA, CA - May 4, 2014
"Bomba rice plumps up with all of the flavors in the broth. Excellent for paella."
Charlotte Glaeser - Norfolk - Apr 17, 2014
ANN MURCHISON - WASHINGTON, DC - Mar 28, 2014
"makes foolproof paella--and raises other rice dishes to the delicious height of well seasoned parella."
patricia fowler - brooklin - Mar 28, 2014
"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. "
Daniel - Glendale , AZ - Nov 2, 2013
"This is splendid rice. Wouldn't even attempt a paella without it. Kudos!"
Anne Mooney - Winter Park, FL - May 5, 2013
"Excellent. Wouldn't want any other rice in my Paella. Thank you!!!"
Eileen WOODZELL - Castle Rock, CO - Apr 28, 2013
"Perfect for paella"
Sergio Cervetti - Doylestown, PA - Apr 28, 2013
"I made paella for the first time using this rice. The rice cooked up perfectly and made the dish. Definitely worth the price!"
Kathy - ARLINGTON, TN - Apr 14, 2013
MKrueger - New York, NY - Mar 31, 2013
"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!"
Allan MARCOTTE - BETHEL - Feb 17, 2013
"We use this rice for more than Paella...it's fabulous on its own, too!"
Lacy - St Petersburg, Florida - Jan 6, 2013
"By far the best rice for paella."
Douglas W. Nash, Jr. - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Jan 6, 2013
"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."
Paella Monster - Riverdale, New Jersey - Jan 6, 2013
"Wonderful rice and made cooking the paella so easy. Loved it. Love the packaging too."
Carol S. - Camden, New Jersey - Dec 19, 2012
"This is the absolute best rice for Paella!"
Russell & Valeria Johnson - Port Jervis, New York - Sep 7, 2012
Daniel - Arlington, Virginia - Jul 30, 2012
"Excelente arroz bomba! Considerenlo en su próxima paella!"
J. Marin - Lewisville, Texas - Jul 18, 2012
"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."
David - Austin, Texas - Apr 30, 2012
"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: http://www.tienda.com/food/products/rc-09.html "
Apbbear - Dec 12, 2011
"A very, very superb rice for paella."
Thomas Ryan Nelson - Sep 7, 2011
Jim - Jul 21, 2011
"Only the best! No comparison, if you want to serve the best!"
John Inman . - Jul 8, 2011
yeye Holguin - Jul 5, 2011
"Easy to prepare and delicious. Now I'm spoiled... can't imagine making my arroces with anything else."
Mary L - Jun 19, 2011
"THE perfect rice for paella, I have tried others, but this one was by far the best!"
martha - May 23, 2011
"the rice but not the price..."
Awaygal - May 15, 2011
"I have not tried the rice yet, but a thumbs up on the speedy delivery."
Gary Crossley - May 2, 2011
"Great paella rice. "
Jeff - Feb 6, 2011
"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."
warrenbrittdaveder - Jan 3, 2011
"This rice made me, my cooking partner, and our guests believers. All the accolades are deserved. Bomba is special. It spoiled us."
Steve - Dec 5, 2010
"The only rice for paella do not think about using any other"
Deborah Wells - Dec 1, 2010
TexasLonghorn - Sep 18, 2010
"GREAT PRODUCT, WAS MY 1ST TIME COOK PAELLA FOR A BIG PARTY AND THIS RICE WAS MUCH BETTER THAN ANY OTHER"
YADIRA - Jun 21, 2010
"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."
Richard - May 24, 2010
"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!"
Raphael - May 17, 2010
"This is, indeed, the ultimate rice for paella. Terrific stuff."
Steve Carlson - May 16, 2010
"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."
Steve A - Apr 28, 2010
"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."
RudyTwoShoes - Apr 14, 2010
Lisa - Jan 24, 2010
"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."
Dave D - Jul 24, 2009