Valencia (Short Grain)

14oz (397g)

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.

Mahatma Valencia rice cooks up tender and moist, tending to cling together due to its high starch content. It is used for traditional Spanish dishes like Paella and Arroz con Pollo (chicken and rice) as well as soups, stews, stuffings, rice molds, croquettes, sushi, rice pudding, and other desserts. Mahatma Valencia may also be substituted in risotto recipes calling for imported Arborio rice. 

Mahatma Valencia rice is Kosher approved and is naturally sodium free, cholesterol free, and fat free.

Mahatma Valencia rice is only available in Florida. It's easy to prepare, economical, versatile, and a healthy complement to any meal.

  • Cooking Directions

    On the Stove

    Bring 1-3/4 cups of water to a boil in a 2 quart heavy saucepan. Add margarine and salt, if desired. Stir in 1 cup rice. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.

    In the Microwave

    In a 2 quart microwave safe dish combine water and rice. Add margarine and salt, if desired. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power, microwave for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. If your microwave does not have variable power settings follow manufacturer's directions.

    Cooking Directions and Other Serving Suggestions

    For drier rice, use 1-1/2 cups water. Or, for moister rice, use 2 cups water.
  • Nutrition Facts

    Serving Per Container Approximately 9

    Serving Size  1/4 Cup [46 g] (Makes about 3/4 prepared)

    14 Oz

    (about servings (cups) per bag,  bags per container)

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories   160  Calories From Fat   0
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 0g 0%
        Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 0mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 36g 12%
        Dietary Fiber <1g 3%
        Sugars 0g
    Protein 3g 5%
    Vitamin A  0% •  Vitamin C  0% •  Calcium  0% •  Iron  8% •  Thiamin  15% •  Niacin  8% •  Folic Acid  20% •  

    Enriched short grain rice [rice, niacin, ferric orthophosphate (iron), thiamin mononitrate (thiamin), folic acid]
  • Other Information

    Products labeled YES under the ‘Gluten Free’, ‘MSG Free’, ‘Preservative Free’, or ‘Allergen Free’ columns reflect a product which does not contain or are ‘free’ of that item.

    Products labeled YES under the ‘US FDA Labeled Allergens’ columns reflect products which contain that item.


    No Preservatives Yes
    Gluten Free Yes
    MSG Free Yes

    US Food & Drug Administration Labeled Allergens

    Crustacean Shellfish No
    Milk No
    Fish No
    Eggs No
    Peanuts No
    Tree Nuts No
    Soy No
    Wheat No


    Kosher ** Yes

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