Bomba Valencia Rice
Bomba is a short grain rice that absorbs three times its volume in broth (rather than traditional two) for wonderful taste and firm consistency when used in traditional paella. We source absorbent grains of authentic bomba rice from Spain for our Bomba Valencia Rice.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy pan over medium heat. Add 1 cup Bomba Valencia Rice and stir 2 minutes. Add 3 cups water or stock. Bring to a boil, stirring once. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until thin crust forms on bottom, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
This classic rendition of seafood paella is the most popular version of the traditional Spanish dish. Due to its slightly labor-intensive preparation, large groups often gather outside to cook paella either over an open fire or on a specially designed paella grill. We adapted our version for the stovetop and oven, but a kettle-style charcoal grill can also be used to enhance the already complex flavors of paella.