Gastronomy: Rice tasting festival to take place in Valencia this weekend

Organised by the Department of Agriculture of the City Council and the DO Arroz de Valencia the event now in its fourth year has become a benchmark when it comes to the regions rice.

“We want to show the consumer Valencian all the gastronomic diversity of rice and that goes beyond the paella, “said Santos Ruiz, manager of the DO Arroz de Valencia.

“For us, it is very important to educate the consumer in the different varieties of rice that are in the market, and that’s why every restaurant that participates will announce on its stand the variety that is being cooked.

“We will have three different types of rice; senia, bomba and albufera, which have different cooking characteristics and different organoleptic qualities.”

The great rice festival will be held in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento on the weekend of April 13th and 14th, 2019. Like the previous year, the party will be characterized by a strong environmental commitment by serving all dishes with tableware and compostable spoons made with organic materials.

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