Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins

From, one for brekky soon.


  1. Cut tops off tomatoes. Scoop out the centres and discard. Sprinkle with a little salt and place, cut-side down, on paper towel for 15 minutes to drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  3. Pack rice into tomatoes and top with the pesto. Use crumpled foil to make a nest for each tomato and place on a baking tray. Break an egg into each tomato, and bake with the tops for about 20 minutes or until cooked.
  4. Serve immediately seasoned with pepper.


Most Helpful

I baked at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, I did not scoop out the ribs inside the tomatoes very good so was unable to get in the rice amount-and maybe my tomatoes should have been bigger. Like your suggestion about using foil to keep the tomatoe upright. Nice use of pesto.

WiGal July 15, 2010

These are very big on flavor. I had them for breakfast today and I will be having them again tomorrow and maybe even again the day after that. I used brown tomatoes as that is what I had on hand. Very pleased with this simple recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

queenbeatrice July 07, 2010

Great breakfast thanks Mandy I made 2 one for me and one for the DM, as I used some left over fried rice I did not add the pesto but look forward to using it another time. Made for 123 Hits.

I'mPat December 08, 2010

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