Should rice in paella be al dente, normal or well done?

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  1. abefroman

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    Should rice in paella be al dente, normal or well done?
     
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    Al dente, with socarrat.
     
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    Mine came out chalky, is that too al dente?
     
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    Did it taste good? I can't imagine "chalky" tasting good, so I would say that was probably undercooked. 
     
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    Came out fine, I let it rest for 20 minutes or so, it was probably still soaking liquid.
     
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    Oh so it was chalky before the resting time but not after? Good. Sounds like the carryover cooking took care of finishing your rice.