Combine water, butter, onions and contents of rice and seasoning packets in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover tightly and simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. While rice simmers, cut 1/2 inch slice off tops of tomatoes; scoop out pulp and seeds. Place in shallow baking dish. Bake in 400 degree oven just to warm and soften, about 5 to 7 minutes. While tomatoes are baking, coarsely chop tomato slices; set aside. Remove rice from heat. Let stand covered 5 minutes, or until desired consistency. Remove tomatoes from oven; season insides with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir chopped tomato into rice. Fill tomatoes with rice mixture.
Makes 4 servings
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana