Calasparra Paella Rice by Peregrino
- Each bag makes over 13 cups cooked rice
- Organic short grain rice, D.O. Calasparra
- Very absorbent, ideal for paella
- Retains shape, not sticky or creamy
- No pesticides or herbicides used
- Size - 2.2 lbs/1 kilo
Spanish short grained rice is the foundation of paella, so why not use the best? This exceptional rice has been used for paellas for centuries, producing individual al dente grains, swollen with delicious paella flavor.
This paella rice is grown in the village of Calasparra, in the mountains of the Spanish province of Murcia. It is grown in paddies fed by pure mountain water, unlike the typical rice fields by the Mediterranean Sea.
This cool mountain water causes Calasparra rice to have a leisurely maturing process - 30% slower than other kinds of rice. This longer growing cycle produces kernels that are exceptionally dry and ready to absorb the flavors of paella broth and other Mediterranean recipes.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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Use and Care
Store unopened package in a cool, dry place. Once cooked, transfer to an airtight food storage container and refrigerate. Use within 2 to 3 days.
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"As good as or better than other paella rice. Would recommend "
Andrew - Dallas , TX February 2023
"Our favorite paella rice."
Deb - Yreka, CA January 2023
"Great tasting rice and was an amazing complement to the seafood paella!"
Patricia - Ontario October 2022
"Made a five star birthday paella!"
Taylor - Cleveland, OH July 2022
"Perfect rice and I am NOT a rice lover - this rice used for Paella is perfect and tastes so good!!"
Chris - Lake Orion, MI February 2022
"Excellent rice for paella and risotto. "
Luz - Methuen , MA July 2021
katie - May 2010
"Simply put: the best rice on earth!"
Raphael - May 2010
"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."
MariCarmen - February 2010
"Love the way this rice stands up to paella cooking!"
Judy - September 2009
"Best rice ever, and I am from Spain."
Daniel - September 2009
"Excellent product, well packaged."
Patrick - August 2008