Valencia rice takes its name from Valencia, a province of Spain. The city of Valencia is a prominent seaport famous for its seafood, and especially its Paella Valenciana. Valencia rice is also known as short grain rice, pearl rice, or occasionally as round rice.
- Iberia Valenica Rice is a tasty and healthy side dish for any meal. Makes delicious paella and mixes well with chicken or pigeon peas.
- To Prepare: In a medium saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to boil. Add 1 cup rice, 1 tbsp. shortening or oil, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, covering pan after 10 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Yield: 1 cup uncooked rice makes 3 cups cooked rice. To retain vitamins, do not rinse before or drain after cooking.