Greek Stuffed Tomatoes

Enjoy your favorite Greek flavors for dinner tonight with these simple and delicious Greek Stuffed Tomatoes made with Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa

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Cooking time PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 30 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 50 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Servings
SERVES 6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 bag Minute® Rice & Quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 6 large tomatoes, ripe but firm
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Made with Minute® Instant Rice and Quinoa, this simple Greek Stuffed Tomatoes recipe makes a delicious dinner.

    Step 1

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 2-quart baking dish using 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

    Step 2

  • Prepare rice and quinoa according to package directions, substituting chicken or vegetable stock for water.

    Step 3

  • Cut the tops off of the tomatoes and reserve. Scoop out the flesh into a small bowl using a spoon.

    Step 4

  • Place a mesh strainer over another medium-sized mixing bowl. Using the spoon, press as much of the tomato flesh through the strainer as you can. Discard the seeds and pulp left in the strainer.

    Step 5

  • Add the cooked rice and quinoa to the strained tomato in the bowl. Stir in the feta cheese, mint, parsley, garlic and oregano and stir to combine.

    Step 6

  • Lightly salt and pepper the insides of the tomatoes. Stuff each one with the rice mixture and place into the prepared baking dish.

    Step 7

  • Place the tops back on each of the tomatoes. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes are heated through and starting to blister on the outside. Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Recipe Tip

    For an Italian twist, replace feta cheese with Parmesan or mozzarella. Buon appetito!

A Taste of Greece

Whether you’re looking to treat your family to something different or you need a colorful and vibrant side dish for an upcoming dinner party, we’ve got you covered. Bring a taste of Greece to the table with these delicious Greek Stuffed Tomatoes made with Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa and watch them disappear!

Loaded with the flavors of chicken broth, garlic, oregano, parsley, mint, currants, cinnamon and feta cheese, these irresistible stuffed tomatoes will quickly become your go-to recipe when looking for a simple and delicious side dish to share.

Explore more Easy International Flavors using Minute® Rice. Combining pantry ingredients you can make something delicious like this Fried Rice inspired Scrambled Eggs and Rice.

Chicken Broth vs Vegetable Broth

Using a broth in your cooking allows you to add more layers to the flavors in your meals. Two of the most popular broth flavors are chicken and vegetable, which one is right for you depends on your tastes.

Chicken broth is made from chicken and vegetable broth is made from… well vegetables, so whichever one you use depends on your tastes. If you want to bring out more of the chicken flavor in a dish like in this Creamed Corn and Jalapeno Chicken Rice then you’d use chicken broth, whereas if you want to taste more of the vegetables you’d use vegetable broth for example in this Salmon and Rice Chowder.

How to Crumble Feta Cheese

Although supermarkets sell pre-crumbled feta cheese, buying a block and crumbling it yourself can often be cheaper and offer a better flavor as block feta is usually of a better quality. However trying to crumble your own feta doesn’t always go to plan as you can often end up accidentally mashing it instead which you don’t want.

To properly crumble your feta follow these steps:

  1. Slice off the amount that you actually want to crumble from the main block of feta.
  2. Run the feta slice under cold water to firm it up.  
  3. Once your feta is firm you can either use your hands or a fork to break it up into small pieces.

Now that we know how to crumble our feta cheese why not try out this Feta and Tomato Rice. You can also sprinkle your crumbled feta cheese over this Pesto Rice With Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms and Feta, or alternatively try it with this Power-Rice Stuffed Sweet Potato.  

Other Meal Inspiration

If you’re looking for something with more of a Latin American flavor, check out this Mexican rice box recipe.

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