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What is it?

Although difficult to grow, Spanish bomba rice is the best paella rice available. Unlike other rice varieties which expand in length when cooked, bomba rice expands in width, and it can absorb nearly three times its volume in liquid. It is hard to find, but is available in specialty shops.

Don’t have it?

Another medium- or short-grain rice, such as arborio, is the best substitute.

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