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Rice Stuffed Tomatoes – Portuguese Recipe

by Andreea Laza

Looking for the most delicious rice stuffed tomatoes? Well, this recipe here is the very best recipe with stuffed tomatoes with rice, mayonnaise, and other simple ingredients. This is a typical Portuguese recipe, and also a light appetizer or side dish that can be served alone or with fresh salad.

Portuguese Rice Stuffed Tomatoes - Portuguese Recipe - Pro-Recipes

Why Make Rice Stuffed Tomatoes?

First, it is a super-delicious recipe without meat, which is rare. Second, the stuffed tomatoes with rice recipe is so easy to make and requires very few ingredients and steps. Most of the ingredients for this recipe you already have in your pantry or fridge. Last, but not least, this is an impressive and less popular appetizer that you can surprise your guests with.

Ready to make the Portuguese rice stuffed tomatoes? Let’s get to it!


Rice Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Try the delicious rice stuffed tomatoes recipe, a delicious Portuguese appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 Cooking pot


Stuffed Tomatoes

  • 12 Small tomatoes
  • 2 Bell peppers
  • 100 g Bomba rice
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 50 g Sunflower oil


  • Cut a lid from the tomatoes are remove their cores. Season the inside with salt and pepper and leave aside on a plate upside down to drain the juices.
  • Boil the rice in a pot with water, drain well and mix with 2 tbsp of homemade mayonnaise. To make the mayonnaise, mix the egg yolk and mustard with a wooden spoon, and add bit by bit the sunflower oil, while stirring continuoulsy.
  • Separately grill the two bellpeppers, remove their peels and finely chop them.
  • Mix together the rice with mayonnaise and the finelly chopped bell peppers. Now your tomato stuffing is ready.
  • Fill each tomato with the stuffing, and serve them on a plate, on a layer of fresh lettuce leaves. Enjoy!

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