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Baked Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice

This is an Italian cuisine delicious and easy to prepare .It is a main course .Can be had as an appetizer too. Deliciously Cooked Rice stuffed in firm Tomatoes and served with yummy potato wedges
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Serves

2- 3 persons

Cooking Time

2 .5 hours

Meal Type

MAIN COURSE

INGREDIENTS

  • 4-5 medium to medium-large firm ripe round tomatoes seeded and hollowed out
  • 5 -6 Potatoes cut in Wedge shapes
  • 1/2 cup Rice ( I used Long grain par boiled )Jeera rice can also be used to give Indo -Western flavour
  • Tomato pulp of the tomatoes that has been seeded out
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Few parsley leaves
  • 1 clove garlic

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    Rinse and dry tomatoes ,Cut the top .Remove the pulp and set aside .Deseed the tomatoes thoroughly. Keep the tops aside as well.
  2. 2

    Wash and Soak the rice for 20 min in warm water .Boil the rice for 5-10 min till it cooks partially .Then set aside .
  3. 3

    Turn the tomato pulp in a mixer with garlic and set aside .
  4. 4

    Now marinate the rice for an hour with the tomato pulp mixture, oregano,basil ,salt and parsley.Mint leaves can be substituted for parsley.
  5. 5

    Spoon 1 tbsp of this mixture into the tomatoes one by one. Drizzle olive oil and salt on the top .You can also drizzle parmesan cheese on the top . Place the top of each tomato .
  6. 6

    Arrange the tomatoes in a baking pan greased with oil.
  7. 7

    Add Roasted potatoes and arrange it in the baking pan .The juice from tomatoes gets infused into the potatoes while baking making it very tasty .
  8. 8

    Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree for 40-50 min or till rice and tomatoes are tender.
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