Gluten Free Curried Baked Rice


Ross il Forn, (Maltese Baked Rice) has always been one of my favorite Maltese dishes.  I also love curry, so I combined a bit of both in this dish 🙂  It is not made with the usual tomato sauce that we are used to, but minced meat and curry. Make it as hot as you like.  The curry powder measure is up to you!

Please bear with me as the ingredients are approximate since I made this on the fly!

Ingredients & Method – (for 2/3 with second helpings!)

  • 300 grams minced beef
  • 300 grams rice
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tsp GF chicken or beef stock powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp curry paste or powder, pref paste
  • Chilli Flakes (optional)
  • 2 hardboiled eggs sliced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup GF breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Butter

Start by frying the onions and garlic in a little olive oil.  Add the minced meat.  Then mix in the curry paste or powder to the meat and onions in the pan and cook for a few minutes more.  Add also the turmeric, salt, pepper and chilli if using. Pour in the wine and then enough water to come up to about 3 cm from the meat mixture.  Add also the stock powder to the water in the pan and stir through. Throw in the chopped peppers. Bring to a boil and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.  Add the peas.  In the meantime, boil the rice, but leave it a bit tender to the bite as it will continue cooking in the oven.  Drain the rice and put back in the pan.  Add the curry sauce to the rice and mix in half a cup of the Parmesan cheese, the sliced boiled eggs and the parsley.  Beat the remaining egg and add this as well to the rice. Combine well.  Pour the rice mixture into a greased ovenproof dish.  Mix the remaining Parmesan with the Gluten Free bread crumbs and scatter over the top.  Add a few knobs of butter on top and cook in a preheated oven at 200 Degrees Celsius until the top starts to brown and looks crunchy.



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