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!"


1 h 10 m servings 730 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 730 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 28 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 82.7g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 34.8 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 211 mg
  • 70%
  • Sodium:
  • 797 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed.
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  1. 12 Ratings


Its a nice dish but I do it a little bit different.I use tomato sauce instead of crushed tomatoes.I dont use chicken stock,bayleaaf,basil,mint or mazorella cheese.I put one teaspoon of italian s...

I thought this was pretty good! The fresh mint does not make it "minty" but it adds a nice depth of flavor. Mine came out with a lovely cheesy crust on top and a beautiful crunchy bottom layer a...

This was kind of bland. I really didnt care for the mint. It tasted like I was chewing gum with my food.

I'm sorry to say I did not like this recipe at all. I followed it to the letter...I don't believe you can write an accurate review otherwise...and it just tasted (for lack of a better word) wei...

This was really good maltese Ross Fil-Forn. My Husband is from Malta and he said it was the best he ever had.

I had to make a few modifications to this recipe because I didn't have everything on hand. I did not have canned tomatoes so I used some fresh ones that came from a friends garden (along with s...

This was pretty good, but nothing spectacular. I made it exactly as the recipe suggested and I liked that it was very easy to make (no chopping, time to do other things while it was simmering an...

Nothing special.

I added a lot more spice, and I used freshly roasted tomatoes. If you're not really careful the rice will not cook, so I recommend that you use a quicker cooking rice like Jasmine. It's also tas...