But why can't i just buy fresh tomatoes and chop them myself? What would be the benefit to using canned tomatoes? I'm making Mexican Rice.
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Answer by mxmomma05 at 4:54 AM on Feb. 25, 2010
If you use fresh, you will need to peel them. Just blanch for a few seconds and the skin will come right off.
It really depends on when you are making the dish as to which is better (fresh or canned). When tomatoes are canned they are ripened on the vine, then picked and canned usually within 24 hours. They can have a much better flavor then fresh tomatoes, which, unless you grew them yourself or bought them from a farmers market, are not really fresh. They are picked green then transported and forced to ripen just before they arrive at the store.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 5:10 PM on Feb. 25, 2010
Oh, as for using canned, I always buy the kind without salt, flavorings, or preservatives.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 5:11 PM on Feb. 25, 2010