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Calasparra Paella Rice by Peregrino

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Calasparra Paella Rice by Peregrino

Mountain Grown, Super Absorbent | RC-02

All Natural

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  • 1 - $12
  • 2 - $23 (4% savings)
  • 4 - $44 (8% savings)
  • 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.

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Customer Reviews

Average rating from 10 reviews Rated 5 Stars
  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Great tasting rice and was an amazing compliment to the seafood paella!"

    Patricia - Ontario, CA October 2022

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Made a five star birthday paella!"

    Taylor - Cleveland, OH July 2022

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "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

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Excellent rice for paella and risotto. "

    Luz - Methuen , MA July 2021

  • Rated 5 Stars

    katie - May 2010

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Simply put: the best rice on earth!"

    Raphael - May 2010

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "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

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Love the way this rice stands up to paella cooking!"

    Judy - September 2009

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Best rice ever, and I am from Spain."

    Daniel - September 2009

  • Rated 4 Stars

    "Excellent product, well packaged."

    Patrick - August 2008

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