What rice is commonly used in Spanish cooking?

What kind of rice do they use in Spain?

Most of the rice grown in Spain is the Japanese subspecies, in particular the Senia and Bahia varieties. These medium-grain types can absorb a lot of water and are particularly suitable for paella and other rice dishes, as well as for sweet dishes. Long-grain rice only accounts for 6 percent of that grown in Spain.

Are you trying these rice dishes in Spanish duolingo?

¿Usted prueba estos platos de arroz?

What is the traditional dish from Spain consisting of rice vegetables meat and spices?

One popular Valencia creation is paella, a rice dish cooked in a circular pan and topped with vegetables and meats (originally rabbit and chicken).

Is Spanish rice bad?

Spanish rice is a healthy low-fat dish. The vegetables contribute no fat, and 1 cup of long grain white rice has just 0.4 g of total fat and no cholesterol. You’ll also gain about 1.4 g of dietary fiber and 231 calories.

How did Spain get rice?

The cultivation of rice was brought to Spain in the 8th century by the Arabs and the region of Albufera in Valencia has become the primary producer of this Asian cereal, mainly thanks to its natural wetlands. However, you can find rice fields in many villages along the coast between Valencia and Alicante.

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