Baked Rice (Ross Fil-Forn)

Baked Rice (Ross Fil-Forn) Ross fil-forn is a traditional Maltese dish. Serve it with Parmesan cheese and enjoy the Mediterranean flavors!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 30 mins

    COOK : 40 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 10 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef, and cook, stirring to crumble, until evenly browned. Mix in the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, and bay leaves. Simmer for 25 minutes over low heat.

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  • Meanwhile, place the rice into a saucepan with enough water to cover by one inch. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes (halfway), then drain off water.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Remove the bay leaves from the sauce, and mix in the half-cooked rice. Stir in the basil, mint, eggs, and mozzarella cheese; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a greased baking dish. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.

  • Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed.

Per Serving: 730 calories; protein 34.8g; carbohydrates 82.7g; fat 28g; cholesterol 211.4mg; sodium 797.5mg.