If you are looking after the perfect paella, then you need to make it with bomba rice. Bomba is a short grain, almost round rice, with a pearly white colour. It absorbs three times its volume in water as opposed to the average rice grain, which absorbs only twice. This means it absorbs more flavour and does not stick together. For these reasons, bomba rice is highly prized by cooks. Another difference with the bomba variety is in the way it expands during the cooking process. Instead of cracking open along with the length of the grain, it breaks open crosswise and as it cooks, and it expands like an accordion until it reaches three times the length of the raw grain.
This bomba rice comes in a beautiful cotton sack, which helps to keep the rice dry but protected and not humid. Gorgeous rice on taste and presentation, perfect for yourself or for a gift.