For an authentic paella, there is no better rice. Bomba absorbs three times its volume in liquids. It is a short grained rice that matures very slowly. Santo Tomas rice is grown with no pesticides or fertilizers in the Albufera Nature Reserve near Valencia.
The chefs of Spain are responsible for the salvation of this nearly extenct gourmet rice, and today it is available to professionasl and home cooks .
Bomba rice is grown without pesticides and herbicides.