Ingredients for 4 people

For the fish stock

  • 2 red tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 ñora (dry red pepper)
  • 16 saffron strands
  • 500g morralla (small fish)
  • 1.5l mineral water
  • 150g olive oil
  • 150g sea water

Ingredients for the ‘salmorreta’

  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 ñoras (dry red peppers)
  • 100g olive oil

Rest of ingredients:

  • 320g rice of the Senia Valencia Designation of Origin variety
  • 16 large white anchovies
  • 100g spinach


Preparation of the fish stock:
After putting the olive oil in a cooking pot, add the chopped garlic, the ñoras and the tomato cut in quarters; sauté for 15 minutes. When the 15 minutes have elapsed, add the morralla. Add the saffron, the mineral water and the sea water; let  it cook for 45 minutes over a very low heat. Let the stock rest covered for 1 hour and then strain.

Preparation of the “salmorreta”:
Bake the tomatoes in the oven. Fry the garlic and the ñora, adding the baked tomato, and let it cook for 15 minutes over a low heat. Place in a blender and mix to a puree consistency, then put it through a fine-mesh strainer and set aside.

Preparation of the rice:
After adding the salmorreta and the rice, sauté and add the hot fish stock, and leave it all to cook on a high heat. Then reduce to a very low heat and let it cook, placing the spinach and lightly stirring; we place the white anchovies completely filleted and de-headed on top of the rice. Cook for 2 more minutes and it’s ready to serve!

“Alicante City of Rice”

Rice is undoubtedly the starring character in Alicante city’s gastronomy. So much so that we could practically eat a different speciality each day of the year. Dry rice, brothy rice, rice with seafood, creamy rice, rice combined with vegetables, meat or fish. In fact, the best products from both the Alicante coastal and mountain areas blendwith our star ingredient to offer us the best of our healthy and tasty Mediterranean diet.

“Alicante City of Rice” will give you the chance to be familiar with the recipes of the most outstanding rice dishes; from traditional dishes rooted in Alicante’s centuries-long pantry to avant-garde dishes which advocate creativity and fusion with new tastes. All of them are rice dishes cooked with Mediterranean passion that you will be able to enjoy paired with the prestigious Alicante Protected Designation of Origin (D.O.P.) wines.

“Alicante City of Rice” is a project that has as its aim not only to highlight the value of our wonderful gastronomic tradition but also to become a meeting point, with rice playing a central role.