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2 Packages of Calasparra Paella Rice by Peregrino (RC-02-2)

Mountain Grown, Super Absorbent

All Natural

Price: $16.95
2 Packages of Calasparra Paella Rice by Peregrino


  • 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 x 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.

Nutritional Information

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.

based on 40 reviews

  • JULIE - SANFORD, FL - May 11, 2015  
    "This rice really absorbs liquid well. A well seasoned stock works well with this rice. Came out perfect on the first try."
  • Buddy Allen - Missouri City, TX - May 10, 2015  
    "very good"
  • Keith Walters - Mount Laurel, NJ - May 3, 2015  
    "Always consistent. We have been using this rice for our catering business for several years and it is outstanding in taste and texture. "
  • Cesar - Philadelphia, PA - Mar 24, 2015  
    "I really liked the quality, taste and also the look. Made great paella with it and it makes such a difference to use the right kind of rice. Love it. "
  • Noel Lopez - McAllen, TX - Mar 1, 2015  
    "Perfect rice for paella. Excellent quality."
  • Moses Botbol - Brighton, MA - Feb 22, 2015  
    "Best ratio of price and finished paella for me."
  • Julie - FRANKLIN, TN - Feb 16, 2015  
    "This rice was great for making paella. It absorbed the broth and flavors nicely and cooked just right "
  • sarsh harvey - staten island, NY - Feb 9, 2015  
    "so delicious"
  • Lynn Buzzerio - Hackensack, NJ - Dec 5, 2014  
    "Finally, true paella rice, worthy of the paella pan I inherited from my mother! Just the perfect texture."
  • Pedro Ortiz - Forest Hills, NY - Nov 23, 2014  
    "best for paellas"
  • Elizabeth Z - Troy, New York - Nov 12, 2014  
    "Excellent and particularly good with jambalayas and other recipes where the rice is cooked right in the mixture."
  • DON HEINEMANN II - MARYVILLE, TN - Nov 2, 2014  
  • GEORGE LOWE - DELRAY BEACH, FL - Oct 26, 2014  
    "Ordering was simple, good price and delivered quickly. Use it yesterday in Paella, yum, yum. "
  • Chris C - Joppa, MD - Oct 20, 2014  
    "This rice performs wonderfully when cooking Paella!"
  • Bspain - Naples, FL - Jul 6, 2014  
    "The best rice ever"
  • RENE' MARTIN - QUINCY, WA - Jul 6, 2014  
    "Very good will order again"
  • H ANDRES CARRON - MCKINNEY, TX - May 25, 2014  
    "A beautiful, tasty rice"
  • don watkins - Rancho Mirage, CA - May 4, 2014  
    "the best Paella Rice!!!!"
  • Edith Ward - Citronelle, AL - Apr 10, 2014  
    "Excellent rice"
  • Shirley Halligan - Austin - May 26, 2013  
    "I love this rice! Excellent for my paella.I also cooked it for everyday food and loved the taste and texture. "
  • Marticia Madory - Poughkeepsie, NY - May 19, 2013  
    "Haven't had a chance to use this rice yet, but I was running out of my previous supply and have learned that using the correct rice is an important secret of delicious paella."
  • Mary O Kiely - Portland, OR - Mar 24, 2013  
    "I love this rice!! "
  • Jon Haniford - Tarpon Springs, FL - Mar 3, 2013  
    "Top line!"
  • NAZLI GHAFOORI - mississauga, ON - Feb 19, 2013  
    "First time making Paella so ordered this rice, all I can say is that was the best Paella ever the whole thing was gone and my guests really enjoyed it."
  • Maria Marty - Peoria, IL - Feb 11, 2013  
    "Excellent product, rice picked up the flavors of the broth and meats beautifully. Nice texture!! Wonderful delivery process and very well packed."
  • Pedro Gutierrez - Rockville, MD - Feb 11, 2013  
  • Robert Craig - Lehigh Acres, FL - Feb 10, 2013  
    "This was a repeat order. That says everything. Cooks beautifully; makes a wonderful paella."
  • Lisa Rising - Elgin, Illinois - Jan 6, 2013  
    "Naturally, the perfect rice for paella. It's not sticky or creamy, and is supremely absorbent while maintaining its shape. Paella is not worth making without the proper rice."
  • Michele - Ewing, New Jersey - Aug 29, 2012  
    "Fantastic rice!! I made my first ever paella last week and having this rice made the dish wonderful!"
  • Connie from Napa - Nov 8, 2011  
    "We had a hard time buying this rice as all local stores were sold out. Thanks to La Tienda we were able to try it and now know why it was hard to get - it's the best paella rice we have used."
  • Mary Cifuentes - Sep 25, 2011  
    "We love this rice. Perfecto para paella...."
  • Alexis - Dec 19, 2010  
    "It's a great rice. My husband loves to use this rice to make authentic paella. "
  • Raphael - May 17, 2010  
    "Simply put: the best rice on earth!"
  • MariCarmen - Feb 21, 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."
  • Judy - Sep 11, 2009  
    "Love the way this rice stands up to paella cooking!"
  • Daniel - Sep 4, 2009  
    "Best rice ever, and I am from Spain."
  • Joanne - Jul 23, 2009  
    "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."
  • Patrick Querry - Aug 19, 2008  
    "Excellent product, well packaged."


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