RICE OF THE ALBUFERA VARIETY It is excellent for all types of rice, sweet, hot, dry and cooked.
De Lucía offers this rice directly from the Albufera Natural Park, cultivated according to the tradition of Valencian rice. In this privileged environment, with unique environmental characteristics, this is where the extraordinary quality of our rice is obtained.
The Albufera variety is round grained with a pearl in the very visible lateral center. Its origin comes from the crossing of the Senia and Bomba varieties, essential references of Valencian gastronomy. From the first, it retains its main goodness: the correct absorption of the broth. From the second, a greater expansion of the grain during cooking, without losing the shape and firmness of the large ones that remain loose. When left to stand after cooking, Albufera rice acquires a smooth and creamy texture without hardening while retaining shape and consistency. This variety is already a gastronomic benchmark in catering, appreciated by the best chefs. The Albufera variety was obtained from the Rice Department of IVIA (Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research) in Sueca.