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Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes

Total Time
30 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
23 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This tasty side dish also works nicely as a light lunch.
Ingredients

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

uncooked carrot(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

green pepper(s)

½ medium, seeded and chopped

long grain cooked brown rice

2 cup(s)

table salt

1½ tsp

fresh tomato(es)

2 large

WeightWatchers Reduced Fat Mexican style blend shredded cheese

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in the rice and salt; remove from the heat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 7 x 11-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  3. Cut each tomato crosswise in half. Remove a small slice from the bottom of each tomato half to prevent from rolling. With a spoon, scoop out the seeds and flesh (save for soups, stews, etc.). Fill each tomato half with 1⁄2 cup of the rice mixture. Place the tomatoes in the baking dish. Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon of the cheese. Bake until filling is hot and the cheese melts, about 15 minutes. Yields 1 stuffed tomato half per serving.

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