Oven bake for about one hour or until the rice is well cooked. Remove the tomato tops and bake for a further 10 minutes to allow the rice to dry out a little. Blast chill the tomatoes and reheat before serving.
Stuffed tomatoes are cooked, encouraging the absorption of various antioxidants, such as lycopene, which has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system and belongs to the carotenoid family. Rich in water and low in calories, tomatoes have a whole host of health benefits, even when cooked.
This is a healthy, balanced main dish. A version with no potatoes may be served as a starter followed by pasta or rice.
It is recommended to use little salt.