Tomatoes stuffed with pesto rice

Tomatoes stuffed with pesto rice

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 3
Stuffed with spinach, pesto rice and melting mozzarella, these tomatoes make a speedy veggie supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal381
  • fat21g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre6g
  • protein13g
  • salt1.8g


  • 6 large beef tomatoes
  • 250g pack microwave rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 3 tbsp vegetarian pesto (we used Sacla organic basil pesto)



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 100g grated mozzarella
  • 80g bag spinach, roughly chopped



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice the tops off the tomatoes and set aside. Scoop out the insides with a teaspoon, keeping the tomatoes intact. Discard the tomato flesh, but roughly chop the tomato tops. Heat the rice following pack instructions and tip into a bowl. Mix in the chopped tomato, the pesto, three-quarters of the mozzarella, the spinach and seasoning.

  2. Spoon the rice mixture into the tomatoes and pack tightly into a casserole dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, drizzle with a little olive oil and bake for 20 mins until soft and bubbling.

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3rd Jan, 2015
Made these for lunch. Gorgeous!
mamma mia
23rd May, 2014
Am puzzled- I tried adding the spinch raw but there was too much so I cooked the spinach then added it- a lovely dish but produced lots of watery juice which I threw away as it spoiled the presentation of the dish
15th May, 2014
this is my comment
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7th May, 2014
Beautiful!Try to make it~
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