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 is 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 by Step Method

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.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


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)

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