Stuffed Tomatoes

Tonight I continued my exploration of spinach. We had tomatoes stuffed with rice, goat cheese and spinach. These tasted great, but overall I’m not sure if I’d make them again. It was quite a bit of effort. I think next time, I’d just make the filling and add some cherry tomatoes to the mix for a side dish.

The recipe comes from Gillian over at Gillian’s Goodies. I modified it slightly to have more spinach in the filling. I also made a 1/2 batch.
Stuffed Tomatoes
6 medium-large sized tomatoes
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup onion, chopped – I doubled the onion
1 cup washed, chopped spinach – I doubled the spinach
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
1 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp. chopped walnuts
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 cup chopped soft goat cheese
1/8 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cut a 1/2-inch slice from the top of each tomato. Scoop out the seeds and pulp carefully. Leave the shell intact. If you’d like, you can sprinkle the inside of the tomatoes with a little salt. Turn the tomatoes upside down on some paper towels or a plate to drain while you prepare the stuffing.

Heat a wok or skillet over high heat for one minute. Add the oil, garlic, and onions, reduce the heat to low. Saute until the onion is soft, 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and saute until wilted, 2-3 minutes more. Remove from the heat and mix the rice, spinach mixture, soy sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, goat cheese, and oregano together.

Stuff the tomatoes with the spinach and rice mixture and place them in a shallow greased baking dish. Leave a little space in between them.

Bake, uncovered, until the tomatoes are cooked through, 10-12 minutes. Serve immediately.

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10 Responses to “Panzanella – Barefoot Bloggers”

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    Prudy — August 14, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful photos. We loved it too.

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    Joelen — August 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    This is such a great dish and so colorful too!

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    Veronica — August 14, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Looks beautiful! I agree it comes together pretty fast.

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    Cat's — August 14, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Glad you loved it!
    ~The Cat’s Pajamas

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    Kirsten — August 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Your salad looks great! Glad to see a fellow Boston girl (well, we left the city 2 years ago but still work here) on the Bloggers!

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    Melissa — August 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Looks great!

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    Courtney — August 14, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Wow your salad looks so good. I think I am going to try making this again after a trip to the market this weekend.

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    webbie — August 14, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Great picture! I’ve been thinking that this would be great for Shakespear in the Park. Cool and refreshing!

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    Cate — August 15, 2008 at 2:16 am

    I love Panzanella, but haven’t had Ina’s version yet (Tyler’s is delish!) – perfect recipe for summertime.

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    giz — August 17, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Good tip on the croutons – this one looks like a total winner.

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