Just got back from Spain and I'm inspired to make paella. Any idea where I can get paella rice in T dot? Apparently, the real stuff is much more absorbent than regular rice.
What you want is Bomba rice, very similar to Italian carnaroli which if it must, can be substituted.
The rice guy in St. Lawrence Market sells it.
But I agree with Delucacheesemonger - you can use the italian rice too in a pinch.
The price of Bomba was $16 / kg at SLM several years ago. Since then, I have found it at Winners or their sister shops Home Sense, for $3-$4 / kg, or I use the bricks of Italian risotto rice from Highland Farms.
I get my calasparra rice, which is a rice from Murcia, from Rincon de Espana on 550 Lakeshore road east in Mississauga (i prefer this to the more readily available bomba rice, AFAIK they also sell this). In a real paella carnaroli and arborio tends to be suboptimal since they release too much starch during the cooking process and the texture and mouthfeel just doesnt seem right.
La Tienda (tienda.com), which is an online spanish food vendor, also sells this and can be delivered to your home.