Bomba Paella Rice by Peregrino (RC-03)

The Ultimate Rice for Paella

All Natural

Price: $14.95
Bomba Paella Rice by Peregrino


  • Perfect for paella
  • Grown slowly in cold, mountain water
  • Absorbs 30% more broth than regular rice
  • Grown without pesticides & herbicides
  • Spain's premium rice
  • Size - 2.2 lb/1 kilo (about 4.5 cups)

Bomba is the supreme strain of rice in all of Spain. Bomba absorbs three times its volume in broth (rather than the normal two), yet the grains remain firm and delicious. For the perfect paella, there is no substitute.

Bomba is an ancient strain of rice that matures very slowly. Ours is grown in fresh mountain water around the town of Calasparra in Murcia, using aqueducts first built by the Romans. The result is a rice produces an exceptionally dehydrated grain when it is harvested, because it has taken such a long time to mature. This enables it to absorb 30% more broth than ordinary rice.

Until recently, many feared that the strain would become extinct. Bomba had all but disappeared from the land because it requires intensive care in order to flourish. Fortunately, alert gourmet chefs created a demand, so that today Bomba is once again available for the pleasure of discriminating food lovers.

Rice is the most important ingredient in paella, which is the reason many paellas are called "arroces" in spain. This special paella rice is very different from Italian Arborio rice, which is bred to be creamy, and Asian rice, which is meant to be sticky. Substitution of these strains will result in a soupy or mushy paella.

Bomba rice from Calasparra is grown without pesticides and herbicides. No chemicals of any kind are added during processing.

Uno de los dos tipos de arroz de grano corto clásico que se produce en Calasparra, Bomba es la veta mejor. Hasta hace poco, muchos temían que se extinguiera.

Bomba casi había desaparecido de la tierra porque necesita cuidado intensivo para florecer. Afortunadamente, los chefs de alto standing crearon demanda, y hoy en día Bomba está disponible de nuevo para placer de los amantes de la gastronomía más exigentes. La diferencia básica entre el arroz Bomba y los demás es que el Bomba se ensancha como un acordeón en vez de crecer longitudinalmente como hacen otros tipos de arroz. Es distinto del arroz Arborio italiano, que se cultiva para que sea cremoso, y el arroz asiático, que se hace para que sea pegajoso. El Bomba absorbe tres veces su volumen en caldo (en vez de la medida normal del doble), pero los granos se mantienen separados. Si tiene pensado preparar un caldo rico y sabroso para su paella, el arroz Bomba le mostrará cómo es capaz de aprovecharlo al máximo.

Bomba es una veta de arroz antiquísima que madura muy lentamente. Se cultiva en agua fresca de montaña alrededor de la ciudad de Calasparra en Murcia. El arroz Bomba produce un grano excepcionalmente deshidratado cuando se cultiva, por la cantidad de tiempo que ha tardado en madurar. Esto les permite absorber 50% más de caldo que los arroces normales a los que estamos acostumbrados.

Cuando haga paella, esto es exactamente lo que necesita para darle un sabor uniforme a su creación. Por eso Bomba es la elección correcta cuando sólo lo mejor de lo mejor es suficiente.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 4 oz (100g).Servings per container 10, Calories 351, cal from fat 0, total fat .8g (1%), saturated and trans fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 2mg (1%), total carbohydrates 77g (27%), fiber 1g (5%), sugars 0g, protein 6g. Not a significant source of vitamin A or C, iron or calcium.* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

based on 99 reviews

  • Steve Bumgardner - Indianapolis, IN - Jul 3, 2016  
    "By far the best paella rice we've found so far. I like to keep some on hand to stay ready for the next paella. "
  • Faustina Sorace - Saddle River, NJ - Jun 26, 2016  
    "Absolutely delicious paella - will highly recommend it."
  • PETER BLUE - LEXINGTON, SC - Jun 26, 2016  
    "A necessity to making real paella"
  • jacobo= - long beach, CA - Jun 5, 2016  
    "excellent rice"
  • Cheryl Grant - Bridgehampton, NY - Jun 5, 2016  
    "Excellent taste, easy preparations!"
  • Jeanne Cox - Des Plaines, IL - May 29, 2016  
    "Very quick shipment! The paella pan is just great...nice quality, as described. "
  • linda - kenilworth, IL - May 15, 2016  
    "Best paella rice available."
  • Patricia Romero - Davenport, FL - Feb 24, 2016  
    "I love this rice I am now considered the Paella Queen!"
  • FRANCIS CURLEY - Reisterstown, MD - Jan 31, 2016  
    "This is my second order of the product."
  • Pedro Luis Taveras Guzma - GERMANTOWN, MD - Jan 24, 2016  
    "Everything delivery on time and extraordinary taste."
  • Neal Walko - Oceanside, CA - Jan 10, 2016  
    "Great rice. I make seafood paella with it and it always comes out perfect. Not hard or soggy, just the right tenderness and body to retain the flavor of the broth and blend with the seafood."
  • MB - KNOXVILLE, TN - Jan 3, 2016  
    "THE rice for paella"
  • Sara Garcia - West Milford, NJ - Dec 13, 2015  
    "Delicious and just right for paella "
  • EDWARD ORLOSKY - KENT, WA - Dec 10, 2015  
    "wonderful rice"
  • Anita Lopez - Davis, CA - Nov 30, 2015  
    "This rice makes the best Spanish Paella."
  • Mitzi Lange - Prescott , AZ - Nov 15, 2015  
    "Makes excellent paella"
  • Carmen Wende - Austin, TX - Nov 1, 2015  
    "Una diferencia muy notable para la paella con un sabor incomparable!"
  • JEFF CARTER - KALAMAZOO, MI - Oct 25, 2015  
    "Good hard to find Spanish rice"
  • SuzanB - Mercer, WI - Oct 23, 2015  
    "the very best rice for paella."
  • Donna Viitanen - Sierra Vista, AZ - Oct 12, 2015  
    "One of my all-time favorite products from Tienda. Have been ordering Bomba rice since 1998! "
  • MURIEL MCLEMORE - MEQUON, WI - Oct 11, 2015  
    "Best rice for paella."
  • Joey Pontanilla - VAN NUYS, CA - Sep 26, 2015  
    "I love that I can easily get the same ingredients that are used in Spain. The rice turned out perfectly. Not too firm or soft and the soccarrat was just right."
  • Tim46 - WASHOUGAL, WA - Sep 25, 2015  
    "Works exactly as advertized. soaks upp the flavor of al the other ingredients and tastes great."
  • Greg Groves - Casper, WY - Jul 15, 2015  
    "Best Paella rice ever. Need to buy it in larger quantities. "
    "As advertised; outstanding results."
  • Joseph DiNapoli - Pittsburgh, PA - Apr 6, 2015  
    "loved this rice, have been buying for years"
  • Lisa Phillips - Marne, MI - Apr 5, 2015  
    "This is the first Bomba rice I purchased. Found a half kilo at my local import store for the same price as LaTienda 1kg. After the research I did of various information I am glad I picked up a kg to try. The flavor and texture were the exact same as my moms. "
  • John Sherman - Olympia, WA - Apr 5, 2015  
    "Simply the best rice for a paella"
  • Drew Mello - Sebastian, FL - Mar 29, 2015  
    "Simply, the best rice for making paella"
  • LISA - NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jan 19, 2015  
    "this is the best rice to be used for paellas, others aren't quite right. for authentic paellas this is the one to get."
  • PETER FRANKLIN - newtonville, MA - Jan 18, 2015  
  • JOYCE DE LAVEAGA - Austin, TX - Jan 18, 2015  
    "Best ever rice for paella"
  • NANCY PINSON - HAPPY VALLEY, OR - Jan 18, 2015  
    "Exactly right for paella. Very yummy."
  • Native New Yorker - New York, NY - Jan 18, 2015  
    "My favorite rice of all time, but very difficult to find. So happy I found it on La Tienda!! On sale! Yayyyy!"
  • GEORGE Raemore - Danbury, CT - Jan 18, 2015  
    "Excellent Product, authentic Paella rice."
  • VICTORIA ESSON - Columbus, Ohio - Jan 17, 2015  
    "When I received the order, was A WOW, great rice, luxurious in the fantastic 13" inch stainless steel paella pan, delicious paella. I am ordering another 13" paella pan again, should be one in everybody's kitchen... OLE! Paellas..."
  • Susan Strickland - West Hills, CA - Jan 11, 2015  
    "This is the type of rice used by our chef in Las Arenas, near Valencia, Spain, so am guessing it will be great. Haven't used it yet."
  • ROBERT KLAMMER - UNION, NJ - Dec 28, 2014  
    "excellent rice--absolutely the best rice I have ever used for paella"
  • EC - Blacksburg, VA - Dec 14, 2014  
    "Unbeatable for paella!"
  • vicki fekete - watkinsville, GA - Nov 23, 2014  
    "best rice for paella and also good for everyday use! Very clean and top quality."
  • Clara G Miller - Essex, CT - Nov 2, 2014  
    "El mejor arroz para una auténtica paella"
  • DAN D'Angelo - WATERBURY, CT - Oct 27, 2014  
    "Excellent Customer Service & Delivery !"
  • Renee FINLAY - SMITHFIELD, RI - Oct 26, 2014  
    "Perfect texture and wonderful flavor when we made a paella outdoors on a gas grill using our newly purchased Pata Negra paella pan. "
  • Dania Martinez Roa - Yonkers, NY - Oct 18, 2014  
    " However is an expensive choice"
  • Elinor White - Kirkwood, MO - Oct 17, 2014  
    "If you are going to make a paella, this is the rice you want. "
  • Earl SMITH - CHICAGO, IL - Jul 27, 2014  
    "Wonderful product!"
  • joel peek - THOMPSONS STATION, Tennessee - Jul 21, 2014  
    "Bomba rice makes an excellent paella - it is highly absorbent and not overly starchy. Well worth the additional cost as the heart of a wonderful dish of paella "
  • Jill Kunder - Somerset, CA - Jul 1, 2014  
    "Excellent rice! Made the dish just perfect. Wish it wouldn't have taken so long to ship. "
  • david johnson - Baltimore, MD - Jun 30, 2014  
    "the bomb"
  • Victor Fontanes - Winter Park, FL - Jun 24, 2014  
  • AJ - Santa Fe, NM - Jun 23, 2014  
    "Good/tasty/cooks up as expected."
  • Edward J Colhan Edward J - Sun City West - Jun 22, 2014  
    "love the bomba home made stocks and the paella pan are a perfect match for the bomba rice...cooks up crispy on the bottom and so full of flavor...can not get enough...but I use bomba rice when ever my menu requires the tastiest rice possible...thank you"
  • Azalea Sanchez - Duluth, GA - Jun 1, 2014  
    "Excellent quality, texture, taste. Until my experience with La Tienda had not had the pleasure taste treat that bomba rice is. An incredible grain and the one highly recommended for the perfect paella and/or any other rice dish you may wish to enhance. "
  • Sharon Forrest - Atlanta, GA - May 25, 2014  
    "I love this rice. It is perfect for paella."
  • H ANDRES CARRON - MCKINNEY, TX - May 25, 2014  
    "Have to practice cooking this rice. It's been awhile!"
  • Patti Garcia - MOULTRIE, GA - May 18, 2014  
    "The rice always cooks up nicely."
  • Marvin Silvergold - Davie, FL - May 18, 2014  
    "Best rice ever for paella type dishes."
  • Sean Boyle - Bridgewater, NJ - May 18, 2014  
    "The absolute best for a perfect paella."
  • LEW CELLI - NAPA, CA - May 4, 2014  
    "The best rice for Paella period."
  • Charlotte Glaeser - Norfolk - Apr 17, 2014  
    "Bomba rice plumps up with all of the flavors in the broth. Excellent for paella."
  • ANN MURCHISON - WASHINGTON, DC - Mar 28, 2014  
  • patricia fowler - brooklin - Mar 28, 2014  
    "makes foolproof paella--and raises other rice dishes to the delicious height of well seasoned parella."
  • Daniel - Glendale , AZ - Nov 2, 2013  
    "I made paella for the first time with this rice and I will never buy anything else. It was tasty and fluffy. I highly recommend it. "
  • Anne Mooney - Winter Park, FL - May 5, 2013  
    "This is splendid rice. Wouldn't even attempt a paella without it. Kudos!"
  • Eileen WOODZELL - Castle Rock, CO - Apr 28, 2013  
    "Excellent. Wouldn't want any other rice in my Paella. Thank you!!!"
  • Sergio Cervetti - Doylestown, PA - Apr 28, 2013  
    "Perfect for paella"
  • Kathy - ARLINGTON, TN - Apr 14, 2013  
    "I made paella for the first time using this rice. The rice cooked up perfectly and made the dish. Definitely worth the price!"
  • MKrueger - New York, NY - Mar 31, 2013  
    "Best rice"
  • Allan MARCOTTE - BETHEL - Feb 17, 2013  
    "This is some of the best rice I have ever eaten! When used in my paella it tastes great and is so rich and creamy!"
  • Lacy - St Petersburg, Florida - Jan 6, 2013  
    "We use this rice for more than's fabulous on its own, too!"
  • Douglas W. Nash, Jr. - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Jan 6, 2013  
    "By far the best rice for paella."
  • Paella Monster - Riverdale, New Jersey - Jan 6, 2013  
    "Having use various rice types in making paellas over the years, including the regular Calasparra, this Bomba rice is the best there is. Perfectly cooked grains every time justifies the price to me. I won't use any other type of rice."
  • Carol S. - Camden, New Jersey - Dec 19, 2012  
    "Wonderful rice and made cooking the paella so easy. Loved it. Love the packaging too."
  • Russell & Valeria Johnson - Port Jervis, New York - Sep 7, 2012  
    "This is the absolute best rice for Paella!"
  • Daniel - Arlington, Virginia - Jul 30, 2012  
    "Excellent quality..."
  • J. Marin - Lewisville, Texas - Jul 18, 2012  
    "Excelente arroz bomba! Considerenlo en su próxima paella!"
  • David - Austin, Texas - Apr 30, 2012  
    "Quality of the rice was high, and it's true, Bomba rice makes a huge difference vs long grain or arborio. It helped me make the most flavorful and consistent paella I've ever made, and I achieved the vaunted soccarat without burning or drying out."
  • Apbbear - Dec 12, 2011  
    "Super absorbent for paella, especially for beginners. Wish Tienda also carries the Bomba Paella Brown Rice variety for health conscienous people (diabetics) as well. Note from Tim Harris: We do have a Calasparra brown rice, which is very close to Bomba, if that is of any help: "
  • Thomas Ryan Nelson - Sep 7, 2011  
    "A very, very superb rice for paella."
  • Jim - Jul 21, 2011  
    "Excellent product"
  • John Inman . - Jul 8, 2011  
    "Only the best! No comparison, if you want to serve the best!"
  • yeye Holguin - Jul 5, 2011  
    "Great rice"
  • Mary L - Jun 19, 2011  
    "Easy to prepare and delicious. Now I'm spoiled... can't imagine making my arroces with anything else."
  • martha - May 23, 2011  
    "THE perfect rice for paella, I have tried others, but this one was by far the best!"
  • Awaygal - May 15, 2011  
    "the rice but not the price..."
  • Gary Crossley - May 2, 2011  
    "I have not tried the rice yet, but a thumbs up on the speedy delivery."
  • Jeff - Feb 6, 2011  
    "Great paella rice. "
  • warrenbrittdaveder - Jan 3, 2011  
    "this is the worst rice ever to try to make paella. deff not buying this again. it was a waste of my money and a waste my time."
  • Steve - Dec 5, 2010  
    "This rice made me, my cooking partner, and our guests believers. All the accolades are deserved. Bomba is special. It spoiled us."
  • Deborah Wells - Dec 1, 2010  
    "The only rice for paella do not think about using any other"
  • TexasLonghorn - Sep 18, 2010  
    "Great paella!"
  • YADIRA - Jun 21, 2010  
  • Richard - May 24, 2010  
    "My daughter just returned from Spain where she, of course, tried Paella. I made Paella for the first time for her using Bomba rice. She preferred my Paella!! It was excellent using a 3 to 1 liquid to rice ratio."
  • Raphael - May 17, 2010  
    "A true treat for special guests and special occasion. This rice is expensive, but whose says that making your guests or family members a memorable paella has a price limit? Simply AMAZING!"
  • Steve Carlson - May 16, 2010  
    "This is, indeed, the ultimate rice for paella. Terrific stuff."
  • Steve A - Apr 28, 2010  
    "Just wonderful. It was my first attempt at cooking paella and it turned out excellent. The rice was perfect. I'll be making paella again before long."
  • RudyTwoShoes - Apr 14, 2010  
    "Everything La Tienda says about this rice is true. I recently cooked my first paella and it was better than anything I could have expected! Can't wait to try another recipe using this wonderful rice."
  • Lisa - Jan 24, 2010  
  • Dave D - Jul 24, 2009  
    "This is such great rice. I've made paella with it a few times with excellent success. I prepared it in a risotto style recently and loved the texture of the finished dish. Definitely give this rice a try."


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