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Oven roasted tomatoes filled with wild rice and mushroom pilaf

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Wednesday evening is always kind of a conundrum.

On the one hand, we’re midway through the week, exhausted and ready for the weekend. On the other hand, we are hit with the realization that- wow the week is going by fast.

The prior weekend is a distant memory and it’s time to start planning for the upcoming weekend already. The house is starting to show wear and tear from the hectic week. 

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Time to slow down, enjoy some family time and a healthy home cooked meal.

This wild rice and mushroom pilaf is great on its own.

For an extra boost of flavor and a nice presentation, stuff it into hollowed out tomatoes and roast in the oven.

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1/2 cup brown basmati/wild rice blend, cooked well
5 garlic cloves, finely diced
1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
5 ounces mushrooms (this recipe uses shiitake mushrooms)
a pinch of dried red chile flakes (do according to your spice tolerance)
salt to taste
a handful of finely chopped fresh cilantro and/or mint
tomatoes- up to a dozen (depending on how many you want to serve)
2 teaspoons olive oil


Cook the rice well and set aside.

Heat a skillet with 2 teaspoons olive oil.

Add the garlic and green peppers. Stir and cook for a few minutes until the garlic browns slightly.

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Add the mushrooms, mix and cook for about 5 minutes.

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Stir in the rice, chile flakes and salt to taste.

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Add the cilantro (or mint) and set aside.

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Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Prepare the tomatoes by slicing off the tops and removing the core (do not cut the bottom of the tomato).

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Stuff the tomatoes with the rice mixture. I made only 5 so had a lot of rice leftover. Don’t bake more tomatoes then you will need that day. You can save refrigerate the rice and make more stuffed tomatoes another day.

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Bake for about 20 minutes- until the tomato has softened without becoming mushy.

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