Baked Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

Baked Rice Stuffed Tomatoes is one of my favorite dishes.

For me, Summer is not summer without tomatoes! In a salad, appetizer, topping a pizza, baked; they always bring joy to the table 🙂

Especially stuffed with rice.

I remember when I was a child. My family and I went to my Grandma’s house to spend a few days with my aunt, uncle, and cousins. One evening my aunt prepared the most incredibly tasty stuffed tomato I have ever eaten. They are in my memory forever, together with the lovely week we spent together laughing and eating delicious food.

I was recently at my aunt and uncle’s for lunch, and guess what! Auntie prepared some delicious rice-stuffed tomatoes, especially for me!

So, here’s the recipe. I make this dish every summer, as soon as tomatoes are in season. Here it is. I hope you will enjoy it. If you have a different recipe and want to share it with us, please go to DBDP’s Instagram page or share it on Instagram with the hashtag #daybydayplants. I can’t wait to see more tomato recipes!


Rice Stuffed Tomatoes ready to be baked
Rice Stuffed Tomatoes ready to be baked
  • 6 ripe tomatoes for stuffing
  • 250 g of arborio rice
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 bell pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

How to make it

Baked Rice Stuffed Tomatoes
Baked Rice Stuffed Tomatoes
  • 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.

I’m sure there won’t be any left!

About Valentina

Valentina is an international communication consultant. She has served communication and PR agencies for several years by providing insights into local French and Italian food trends and traditions. Thanks to her multicultural background, she focuses on promoting intercultural collaboration for sustainable living.