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Arroz a la Tumbada, Mexican One Pot Dish

Arroz a la Tumbada.

  • Author: Sandro Falbo, Culinary Director at Rancho Pescadero
  • Yield: 8 1x


Arroz a la Tumbada is a traditional one-pot dish from the Veracruz region of Mexico. The dish is easy, comforting and super tasty.


  • 1 lb Jasmine rice 
  • ½ diced Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 pieces Bay leaf
  • 3 oz Tomato paste 
  • 2 ½ cups Veggie broth
  • ¼ lb Shrimp 
  • ¼ lb Mussels
  • ¼ lb Calamari (cleaned)
  • ½ lb Clams  
  • ½ bunch  Cilantro  
  • Salt (to taste )
  • 3 oz  Extra Virgin Olive oil 


  1. Dice the onion and garlic.
  2. In a medium casserole, sauté the veggies with extra virgin olive oil and bay leaves.
  3. Once the garlic & onion are caramelized, add the seafood and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Remove the seafood from the casserole, sauté the rice, incorporate the tomato paste and the veggie broth and cook for 8 minutes.
  5. Incorporate the seafood and season to taste. Cover the casserole and leave it to cook for 5 minutes; rest for one more minute and serve.
  6. Serve and decorate with cilantro leaves.
  7. **Add any seafood and chili oil that appeals to you!
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: one pot dish, seafood rice dish

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