If you are one of those who love rice of all shapes and colors, you may have noticed that outside of Spain it is very difficult to find a suitable rice for your paellas and typical Spanish dishes. You will see many types of steamed rice, basmati, etc. Our traditional rice for paella can only be found in our online store.
In our online store we offer you a wide variety, you can buy online the rice for paella that best suits your needs and we also offer FREE shipping throughout Europe so that you can make your rice and paellas in a comfortable way and using traditional ingredients from the recipes. You can also buy another series of typical products essential to make good rice: carob, saffron, colorants, paella pans and burners of all kinds and much more.
I think we have all wondered what rice is used for paella? The rice used for paella is round rice, the grain of the rice has a rounded shape and an ivory white color. As we have seen in the previous paragraph, we have different rice dishes with which to make a good paella. When choosing rice, it will depend on the experience we have in cooking a paella:
Bomba Rice DO Valencia
If you are starting and you do not have much experience, we advise you to use a Bomba rice, since it does not go overboard. However, this is a flavor that does not take as much flavor as the rest.
Round Rice DO Valencia
If you already have some knowledge and the paellas come out delicious, you can take a traditional round rice, such as Dacsa's DO Valencia round rice or ecological rice, these are rice that take on the flavor well and are the most used in the Valencian Community.
If you are a foodie who likes the best of the best, we advise you to use Albufera rice. As you know the Albufera variety rice, mix Bomba rice and Senia rice. This mixture of rice will ensure that the rice in the paella does not go overboard and that it takes on the maximum flavor. It is a gourmet rice, ideal for making a creamy rice, although it is also perfect for traditional paella.
WHAT OTHER TYPES OF RICE DO WE OFFER AT GASTRONOMIC SPAIN:
There is a suitable rice for every occasion, Depending on the rice dish you want to make, you will have to choose between one rice or another. In gastronomic Spain you will also find other high quality rice dishes such as:
DO Valencia brown rice:
The brown rice that we offer you is certified by the Denomination of Origin Arroz de Valencia. It is a quality rice, a light brown shade.
The Long Rice of Arroz Dacsa, is ideal for making salads and accompanying garnishes.
WHAT DOES VALENCIA RICE WITH DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN MEAN?
The rice with Denomination of Origin comes from the natural area of Valencia, better known as La Albufera.
La Albufera has more than 14,000 hectares dedicated entirely to rice cultivation. This cultivation process covers a whole year, starting in January preparing the land for sowing and finishing the harvest in October.
For rice to be considered a Denomination of Origin, certain parameters of quality and origin are required, as well as the guarantee that it complies with all stages of production.
To identify that Valencia rice is a Denomination of Origin we have to look at its packaging, since they will carry a visible label where the logo and numerical registration provided by the regulatory entity appears.
DACSA RICE BELONGS TO THE DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
Gastronomic Spain wants to offer the best Spanish products to those who live throughout Europe. For this, Arroz Dacsa is one of the flagship brands of Valencia Denomination of Origin rice and you can find it in our catalog.
A catalog of quality rice for paella, or other recipes, with impeccable traceability, but above all a healthy and natural product.
It does not matter what type of paella it is: seafood paella, Valencian paella, vegetable paella, chicken paella, etc. Our Denomination of Origin rice catalog will be your ally.
TYPES OF PAELLA THAT YOU CAN MAKE WITH OUR RICE
The different paella recipes that can be made with the rice dishes available at Gastronomic Spain are endless.
You can make rice of all kinds, such as creamy rice or dry rice, two of the best known and most common in Spain. Next we are going to name types of paellas that you will love:
Chicken rice is a well-known and delicious recipe. Also known as chicken paella, it is a type of paella that does not disappoint anyone. Among the main ingredients we will find: chicken thighs, rice, crushed tomato, red pepper and saffron.
Rice with lobster
For the finest palates, rice with lobster is a delicacy. It is a type of honeyed rice accompanied by delicious lobsters and made up of mostly round rice.
Baked rice may have different ways of making it, but we focus on the Valencian baked rice recipe.
It is a dry rice, made in the oven and very quick to prepare. Its main ingredients are: Bomba rice, stew broth or chicken broth, potato, tomato, blood sausage and heads of garlic. The cooking time of the rice in the oven is about 50 minutes, counting all its processes.
Arroz del Señoret (Lord's rice)
The rice of the ''señoret'' is another type of typical paella of the Valencian. '' Del Señoret '' means '' lord's '', and this name is due to the fact that this type of rice is a seafood rice without bones and peeled prawns.
Perfect for not staining your hands!
Among its main ingredients we find Bomba rice, fish and seafood stock (clean squid, cuttlefish, prawns, prawns, etc.)
As we can see, each type of paella has its own rice, some with dry rice and others with honeyed rice. Each one with its own recipe for paella rice, but all equally delicious. Which one do you choose?
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE VALENCIAN PAELLA AND THE REST OF RICE AND PAELLA
It is very common that any rice is considered a Valencian paella. And that for a Valencian is very shocking.
The authentic Valencian paella has an exclusive recipe with certain ingredients. As soon as the ingredients vary a bit, it would be considered paella, but not the authentic Valencian one.
Ingredients: Bomba rice, chicken, rabbit, green beans, carob, chopped tomato, olive oil, saffron and sweet paprika.
Once you leave Valencia, any rice is considered paella. This is because both the Valencian paella and any other type of paella or rice are cooked with a paella pan. Hence their great confusion.
WHERE TO BUY RICE FOR PAELLA ONLINE?
If you live abroad, specifically in Europe, and you want to make rice for paella ... Gastronomic Spain is your ideal online store to make all kinds of rice dishes. Our extensive catalog of rice dishes will be perfect so that, wherever you are, you can prepare a paella in conditions.
In addition to the catalog of Dacsa rice and other types, we also have an infinity of typical products of Spanish gastronomy: Iberian ham, sausages from all regions, snacks and appetizers, and much more.