The name Valencia comes from the Spanish province, home to authentic paella. This variety is Gluten Free and short-grain rice, also known as pearl rice or round rice which, when cooked, absorbs the liquid well so it becomes tender and moist. The starch in the short grains is released with the heat making for a more compact, sticky rice.
Mahatma® Valencia (Short Grain) Rice is free of MSG and contains no added preservatives, so it is an ideal product to prepare for the entire family. Try your hand at a Traditional Paella recipe or mix it into your next salad. Whatever you choose, make sure to use our quality rice products.
Scroll down to see a few of our recipe suggestions with short-grain Valencia Rice.