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Calasparra Paella Rice by Peregrino

Calasparra Paella Rice by Peregrino

Mountain Grown, Super Absorbent

All Natural

$10.95rc-02
 
  • Each bag makes over 13 cups cooked rice
  • Organic short grain rice, D.O. Calasparra
  • Very absorbent, good for sauces & broths
  • Retains shape, not sticky or creamy
  • No pesticides or herbicides used
  • Size - 2.2 lbs/1 kilo

Calasparra Rice is a unique, centuries-old short grain rice with a leisurely maturing process -- 30% slower than other kinds of rice. This longer growing cycle produces kernels that are exceptionally dehydrated - ready to absorb even more of the tasty sauces and flavors of paella broth and other Mediterranean recipes.

Since rice is the bedrock of paella, it is advantageous to use either of the strains of rice grown in Calasparra and not cut corners. They have been used for paellas for centuries -- producing individual al dente grains, swollen with as much good broth as possible.

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.

Calasparra Rice is grown in the mountains of the Spanish province of Murcia, where it enjoys pure mountain water irrigation, unlike the usual rice fields by the Mediterranean Sea.

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!

Both our Bomba and Calasparra rice grown in the D.O. Calasparra region are totally free of all pesticides, herbicides, etc. No chemicals of any kind are added during processing. Each bag is individually numbered at the farm.

(We may substitute products of equal quality for those shown in photo.)

Customer Reviews

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    "A great product. Great on the side, or mixed in as an ingredient in recipes. "

    September 2018

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    "This was a terrific paella rice. "

    January 2018

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    "Made an excellent paella!!"

    September 2017

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    "Thanks!"

    July 2017

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    "This is the best rice to cook a perfect paella...!"

    July 2017

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    "I love the way this rice absorbs the flavors of the paella without getting too soft. I only use this rice when I make paella - it makes a difference!"

    July 2017

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    "Excellent product!"

    January 2017

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    "This rice is better than the Italian rice that you buy in the states"

    November 2016

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    "Outstanding "

    May 2016

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    "what a beautiful texture"

    April 2016

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    "made a perfect paella "

    February 2016

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    "Perfect, every time!"

    January 2016

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    "It always amazes me how different this is from regular rice!"

    January 2016

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    "Love this product!!!"

    January 2016

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    "I love the way it cooks and it tastes great."

    December 2015

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    "Excellent rice! Makes a great paella!"

    November 2015

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    "very good rice for paella at good price. We have been happy with this rice for several years."

    October 2015

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    "Worth the money. Bought it because it didn't adversely affect my diabetes. If cooking in broth just remember to keep the broth thin and under salted since it absorbs so much more liquid than other rice."

    September 2015

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    "Simply delicious!"

    July 2015

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    "Simply put: the best rice on earth!"

    May 2010

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    "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."

    February 2010

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

    September 2009

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

    September 2009

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    "If you're going through the effort of making authentic paella, why not use authentic calasparra rice? It's a no brainer. Cooks fast and doesn't gum up."

    July 2009

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    "Excellent product, well packaged."

    August 2008

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