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Calasparra Rice by Mitica

Short Grained Rice for Paella

All Natural

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  • Makes over 13 cups of cooked rice
  • Short grain rice from Calasparra
  • Ideal for paella
  • Retains shape
  • Pesticide and herbicide free
  • Size - 2.2 lbs/1 kilo

Calasparra is a special paella rice with a long maturing process, 30% slower than other kinds of rice. This creates firm, dense grains ready to absorb the flavors of paella without becoming soft or creamy.

Paella is all about the rice, and the rice from Calasparra makes a paella with individual al dente grains, filled with as much good broth as possible.

Other strains of rice will not do. Arborio is meant to become creamy when cooked; Asian rice is too sticky; Basmati is light and fragile; and long grain rice (such as Uncle Ben's) doesn’t soak up all the flavors.

This special paella rice is grown in the small town of Calasparra, in the mountains of the Spanish province of Murcia. It is irrigated by cold mountain water which slows the maturation of the rice.

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!

This Calasparra rice is grown in the D.O. Calasparra region and is totally free of all pesticides, herbicides, etc. No chemicals of any kind are added during processing.

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