Paella Rice Paella has become synonymous with Spain. Without the right rice, one cannot create a true paella. Grown in the rich soils of the national protected L'Albufera Park of Valencia, both of these short-grain rices make the perfect ingredient for paella, arroz negro and risotto. Their high absorption rates (Bomba absorbs one-third more water than the traditional) allows them to soak up and hold the abundance of flavors in all of your favorite rice dishes. To ensure freshness and the highest quality final product, Matiz rices are packed in a sturdy cloth sack that allows the rice to breathe.