Bomba Rice - 1KG
Short grain paella rice from the premium variety Bomba.
Carries the designation of origin 'Arroz Bomba'.
Comes in a beautiful cloth sack for an authentic gift.
Bomba rice belongs to the family of Japonica rice, a short and rounded grain, which tends to elongate during cooking. Its production is centred on the Mediterranean region.
Bomba rice absorbs liquid up to the point of doubling in volume. Thus, it retains the flavour of stock in a manner similar to other varieties from Valencia but with the advantage that, unlike other varieties, if you exceed the cooking time it doesn’t start breaking up but becomes bomb shape, hence its name.
This means the starch remains within the grain, so it always stays loose, without caking and each grain remaining distinct. This makes it the king rice for perfect paella or risotto style dishes. Despite all these virtues, it is a variety which until recently was almost extinct due to low productivity and the intense care it needs.
Our bomba rice is carefully prepared by Hijos de Vicente Catala Peiro, a family business located in Valencia and one of the oldest companies in its sector. The company’s beginnings were in the late 19th century, and its current owners represent the fifth generation to run the business. Its main feature is the great care and attention they take when preparing paella rice, whilst achieving maximum quality in all their products, backed by many years of experience.
1kg bag serves 8 to 10 people.