Baked rice stuffed tomatoes

Summer is not summer without tomatoes!

Today we celebrate the coming of summer with tomatoes stuffed with rice, a simple, tasty & healthy dish from Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.


  • 6 ripe tomatoes for stuffing
  • 250 g of arborio rice
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 bell pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

How to make it

  • Wash the tomatoes, remove the cap and empty them, storing the inside in a bowl.
  • Mix the inside of the tomatoes with the basil and garlic.
  • In a nonstick pan, put some oil and toast the rice.
  • Add tomato pulp and water, if needed. Add the bell bell pepper for flavor. Cook according to the time indicated on the rice package (usually 15-16 minutes). Add salt and a little of olive oil.
  • Fill the tomatoes with the cooked rice.
  • Oil an oven dish and place the stuffed tomatoes in it.
  • Bake at 180°C for one hour.

Enjoy your meal!

About Valentina

Hi, I’m Valentina. I’m a communication strategy consultant and culture bridge. Passionate about plant-based food, I share inspiration from the cultures I know best: Italian, French and Chinese ones.