CALASPARRA RICE IN MURCIA
Calasparra Rice is a variety of rice native to the region of Murcia, Spain, and one of three Spanish rices with a Denominación de Origen, granted in 1986. It is named for the municipality of Calasparra.
Many don't realize that Murcia is home to rice paddies, where the Calasparra and Bomba rice varieties grow. These two rice varieties are very special, and you'll be able to tell by their price. The cost is double or triple compared to most other rices, as the region produces only a small amount (0.4%) of Spain's rice, but it is agreed that they are the best varieties for the traditional rice dishes that have become so famous throughout the country.