Baked Egg in Tomato

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4 large tomatoes 1 cup cooked Long Grain Rice 2 tablespoons ready-made pesto 4 eggs
Step 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. Step 2: 
Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F. Step 3: Place rice in a saucepan and add water (generally you’ll need 1.5 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice). Bring water to the boil and cover with a lid, allow the rice to cook for 13-15 minutes with heat reduced to low. Stand covered for 5 minutes. (This is the best method for cooking rice to ensure its nutrients are retained). Step 4:Place the rice into the tomatoes and top with pesto. 
Place the tomatoes on a baking tray with alfoil/aluminum. Break an egg into each tomato, and bake with the tops for about 20 minutes or until cooked. Enjoy immediately. Recipe: Delicious- April 2009 pg. 64 Valli Little.