SIDE Smoky Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Spiced Rice
This recipe was a huge hit at a recent dinner party I attended! It is so simple and quick to make yet it works so well. You’ll be saving this recipe for your next dinner party or potluck.
2 lbs tomatoes on the vine, sliced in half
6 garlic cloves, left whole
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt and pepper, divided
1 cup rice
2 Tbsp each cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, divided
1 tsp liquid smoke *optional
1 tsp smoked sea salt
1/2 cup queso fresco
Preheat oven to 375 F.
On a foil-lined baking sheet, sprinkle tomatoes with cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and half the salt and pepper. Add garlic cloves to the top of the tomatoes (to enhance flavor while roasting) and drizzle everything with olive oil. Sprinkle with liquid smoke and sea salt, and place them in the oven.
Roast for 20-30 minutes or until they are browned on top, ready to burst and softened only slightly.
While tomatoes are roasting make the rice: cook rice with 2 cups water, adding cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and 1 tsp salt. Spoon cooked rice in mounds on top of roasted tomatoes and sprinkle on the queso.
Recipe by Vie at https://getvie.com/free-meal-plans/