Shrimp Scampi Risotto-Stuffed Tomatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

1/4 cup finely crushed brown rice cereal

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

4 large ripe tomatoes (about 2 pounds)

1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 

1/4 cup uncooked Arborio rice

2 tablespoons dry vermouth, optional 

1 teaspoon lemon zest 

1 teaspoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the cereal, 2 teaspoons of the parsley and half of the chopped garlic.
  2. Cut the tops off the tomatoes and reserve. Carefully scoop out the tomato pulp, leaving the tomatoes intact, and place in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the shrimp, rice, vermouth, if using, lemon zest, olive oil, remaining chopped garlic, remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Place the tomato cups in a baking dish and fill evenly with the rice mixture. Top generously with the crumb mixture and drizzle with olive oil; top with the tomato tops. Bake until the rice is cooked through, about 1 hour. Serve warm or chilled.
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