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Pomodoro col Riso | Italian Stuffed Tomato Recipe

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For this recipe, you will need:

- 1 large ripe tomato

- 3-4 leaves fresh basil, torn into small pieces

- 3-4 leaves fresh mint, torn into small pieces

- 1 garlic clove, peeled and diced

- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

- Salt

- Fresh black pepper

- 1 heaping spoonful of carnaroli rice

- 1 large russet potato, peeled and cubed

Preheat an oven to 370 degrees F (185 C).

Slice the very top of the tomato off, setting it aside for later. Use a spoon to scoop out the inside of the tomato, leaving enough flesh to keep the shel intact. Place the tomato "meat" in a small bowl and mash into a pulp. Set 1/3 of this pulp aside for later.

Into the remaining pulp, add the basil, mint, garlic, 2 tbsp olive oil, rice, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Spoon this mixture into the tomato and close with the top.

Spread the cubed potatoes in the bottom of a small casserole or meatloaf dish. Drizzle the set aside tomato pulp and some olive oil over them. Finally, add a generous sprinkle of salt and mix thoroughly.

Nestle the tomato in the middle of the potatoes. Bake for 50 minutes. Serve warm. Buon appetito!