- 1 Lb
Calasparra rice is a premium grade of Spanish rice perfect for Paella.
It is produced in Murcia along the Mundo and Segura River valleys. It
was granted DOP status in the 1980s and is one of the only protected
rice varietals in the European Union. The rice is similar to that of an
Italian Arborio. What makes this variety of rice different is that the
cooler summer climate of the Calasparra area results in a slower
ripening grain which is harder and slower cooking. Slow cooking is
important when making a dish such as paella.