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Italian Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes

The Italian Rice-stuffed Tomatoes. This flavorful first course can be served either hot or cold.



SERVINGS: Serves 4


  • 4 tomatoes
  • 4 oz Rice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • oregano, chopped to taste
  • basil to taste



  1. Wash the tomatoes and cut them horizontally near the stem.
  2. The top piece will act as a cap for the stuffed tomatoes.
  3. Use a spoon to remove the pulp and place it in a mixer or blender.
  4. Chop the tomato pulp with the garlic, a couple basil leaves and a pinch of oregano.
  5. Place the tomato mixture in a bowl.
  6. Add salt, olive oil, add rice and mix well.
  7. Stuff the tomatoes with this mixture.
  8. Cover with their tops and place them in a baking dish.
  9. Cover with a sheet of aluminum foil and cook in a 320°F degrees for about 40-45 minutes.
  10. Once ready, you can serve the stuffed tomatoes either hot or cold.



Source: Academia Barilla





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