This rice is the perfect paella rice as its small round grains absorb the water and flavour well whilst remaining firm and separate.

Spain produces over 855,000 metric tonnes of rice a year; most of this is grown in the Valencia region and is not exported.

However, each year a tiny amount of the very best rice in Spain is cultivated in the village of Calasparra in Murcia. The rice is grown in still water using an irrigation system inherited from the Moors.

Sold in an attractive 1kg cotton sack.

Origin: Murcia