Ross il-Forn (A Rice Bake In A Tomato & Meat Sauce)

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In

"This is a Maltese classic recipe of a rice baked with tomatoes and ground meat. It's pure comfort food!"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (424 g)
  • Calories 514.4
  • Total Fat - 25.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 210.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1265 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 30.4 g
  • Calcium - 224 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a casserole dish.

Step 2

Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat in a large skillet and add the onions and bacon.

Step 3

Once the bacon is cooked through, add the tomato paste and ground round, stirring until the meat is cooked through.

Step 4

Next, add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and 1 C. of water and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Step 5

Then, mix in the rice, beaten eggs, and 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese.

Step 6

Pour the entire mixture into your greased casserole dish.

Step 7

Add 3 more cups of water and stir well.

Step 8

Cover your casserole dish and bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Step 9

Take it out of the oven and give it a good stir before topping it with the additional 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese.

Step 10

Bake for about one more hour, covered for about 30 min. and uncovered the last 30 min., until the top gets nice and browned.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very tasty. I easily cut recipe in half. Lunch for a couple of days with the leftovers.

review by:
(13 Jan 2022)


This is a super delicious comfort food! We really enjoyed that and will make again

review by:
(17 Mar 2021)