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                         Stuffed Tomatoes With Rice
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Tomatoes                         Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8                    firm ripe tomatoes
      1/4  C.            olive oil
    1                    mashed garlic clove
      1/2  C.            fresh parsley
      1/3  C.            oregano
    1      Can           tomato paste -- (6 oz.)
    1                    chopped onion
    1      C.            uncooked rice
      1/3  C.            spearmint leaves
                         salt and pepper to taste
 
 Slice the tops almost off the tomatoes, leaving them
 hinged on to be used as covers when the tomatoes are stuffed.
 Scoop the pulp and seeds out of the tomatoes. Chop the pulp
 and seeds and set them aside. Put the tomatoes upside down to
 drain. Cook your rice until almost cooked, about 20 minutes.
 Remove the rice and let cool.
 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a
 bowl. Stuff tomatoes and arrange them side by side in a baking
 pan and put the tomato covers back on. Then add 1 can tomato
 paste and mix with 1 quart warm water. Pour over tomatoes.
 Bake for 30 minutes. Serve either hot/cold.
 
 
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