Calasparra Bomba Rice DOP from Murcia.
Bomba Rice is Calasparra's crowning jewel.
Bomba is the supreme strain of rice in all of Spain which absorbs until fives 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.
Use in combination with our cooking bases for paella by Aneto and your paella will be one of the best and easiest you have cooked.
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.
Considered the best rice for paella for Michelin-starred chefs.
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.
Calasparra bomba rice is grown without pesticides and herbicides. No chemicals of any kind are added during processing.
- for paella - Rice/Broth - 1/4
- Covered pot - Rice/Broth - 1/3
The best paellas need the best rice. Calasparra bomba rice.