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Calasparra Rice

Calasparra Rice is a premium short grain rice used for making authentic paella. We source our exceptionally absorbent Calasparra Rice from Spain, which cooks to a delicate, tender texture.

  • Mild flavor absorbs the flavors of other ingredients

  • Extremely absorbent, expands in width not length

  • Bright white short grains

  • Retains shape when cooked, not sticky or creamy

  • Naturally gluten free

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $13.75
    $0.74 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Perfect for authentic paella

  • Absorbs the flavors of stock and spices well while staying intact, yet separated, and never creamy

  • Differs from Italian Arborio rice, which is bred to be creamy, and Asian rice, which is meant to be sticky

  • Great for soaking up the flavors of sauces and broths

  • Basic prep

    Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy pan over medium heat. Add 1 cup Calasparra Rice and stir 2 minutes. Add 3 1/2 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.



    Classic recipe

    Seafood Paella

    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.