Monday, April 18, 2011

Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • Garlic clove 
  • 1.5 cups rice (wild rice is best)
  • half cup mushrooms 
  • 1 cup white cooking wine
  • .25 to .5 lbs ground chicken 
  • 4 tomatoes
  • .25 to .5 of a white/yellow onion 
Procedure:

  • place mushrooms on a baking sheet and set oven to 150 degrees 
    • allow mushrooms to dry for about an hour
  • once mushrooms are dry, add them to a bowl of 1 cup white wine and .5 cup water 
    • allow mushrooms to rehydrate for 20 min.
  • preheat oven to 350
  • add rice and 2.25 cups water to a pot and set on medium heat with lid on
    • once rice boils set heat to low and let simmer
  • dice mushrooms, garlic, and onions and add to a pan with olive oil and let simmer until onions are transparent 
  • put chicken in a separate pan and cook on med heat  
  • cut off the tops of all 4 tomatoes and with a small knife and spoon hollow out the insides 
    • turn tomatoes hole down on a paper/dish towel and allow them to drain 
  • when the onions look transparent and the chicken is cooked, add the 1.5 cups of wine/water mixture and the chicken to the mushroom/onion mixture
  • allow liquid to mostly boil off
  • add cooked rice to the chicken/mushroom/onion mixture and stir ... take off heat
  • stuff the tomatoes with the rice mixture and place in a casserole like dish 
    • anything that does not fit inside of the tomato can overflow into the dish
  • let bake for 20min or until the tomatoes are soft but not weltered

Notes:

  • Easily feeds two
  • Cost: $15 

23 comments:

  1. you make it seem real simple, ill try it sometime this week but things always turn out bad for me haha

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  2. Great Idea, I'm always broke so I'll have to try this.

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  3. I'll have to try this, I'll put the ingredients on my shopping list

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  4. Hm.. Is cheap and sounds pretty good.

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  5. sounds great.. some pic would be great though :D

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  6. looks trippy and delicious :D :) +followed

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  7. Should taste lovely! Need to try it someday.

    Keep up the good recipes! :)

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  8. Mmmmmm my favorite, stuffed tomatoes, om nom nom nom

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  9. sounds like overall its good. Might leave out the 'shrooms if I try it. Not a fan of the fungi myself. Any substitutions needed?

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  10. Too bad I'm allergic to mushrooms :/

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  11. Thanks for sharing that, I'm following you :D

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  12. could you post pictures with finished recipes? also, following ;)

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  13. Now that sounds awesome and the price is appealing for all us students!

    Following :)

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  14. That sounds great, I wrote down that recipe.

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  15. Favorited it. Sounds like something I had in Bolivia. Great story, might put it into my blog.

    great blog btw, following (:

    http://livintrip.blogspot.com/

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  16. Nice! I got so hungry just reading it.

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  17. I'm not a fan of tomatoes but I look forward to your other recipes :D

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  18. Damn you, I always read your blog when I'm hungry as hell!

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