The traditional paella rice of Spain, BOMBA Arroz, (also known as the "Queen of Rice") is a varietal most commonly found in Valencia the capital of Paella making. It is a round rice, or short grain, and can be used in many recipes both for Mediterranean and other cuisines from around the world. The Bomba rice is beloved by gourmet chefs for its loose dry texture and for the fact that it soaks up 30 percent of its weight and size with the broth it is prepared in adding amazing consistency of flavors to all dishes.
- Origin: Albufera Natural Park, (Valencia) Spain
- Certifications: Slow Food Valencia, Kilometro Cero, Alimentacion Responsable
- Recommended use: all rice dishes and soups
- Size: 1 kg (2.2 lb) burlap bag