A classic Paella requires a lot of work - but oh how it pays off! Part of the effort should be spent acquring the best ingredients possible. Great paprika, ultra fresh shellfish, and of course, the rice. The best Spanish rice is grown in Calasparra in the northwest. Plump and able to absorb a large quantity of liquid, this rice can be packed with the flavors of your hard-earned sofrito and your saffron-infused broth.