Ross Il forn (SERVES 4)


  • 300g long grain rice
  • 200g minced pork
  • 200 g minced beef
  • 4 rashers bacon
  • 200g ricotta
  • 4 eggs well beaten
  • 200g tomato pulp (you can use fresh tomatoes
    the taste would be even better!)
  • 100g Kunserva (tomato paste)
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 2 medium sized onions (chopped)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 75g parmesan cheese
  • 100grms Rikotta (optional)


In a pot, fry the onions with some olive oil till translucent, add bacon, and mince. Mix well so that meat cooks evenly, Add tomato pulp, kunserva, salt and pepper to taste and sugar. Cook sauce for about 20 mins on low heat. In a separate pot boil rice, drain and put back in empty pot, mix with cooked sauce Add ¾ of the beaten eggs with rice and sauce and mix well.Pour the rice into a greased baking dish, and pour evenly the remaining eggs on top.

Bake in a hot oven until top becomes golden brown for around 30 mins.
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7 Responses to Ross Il forn (SERVES 4)

  1. Jane says:

    Why is there two lots of eggs, I think that one lot of 4 is enough with 300g of rice.Jane

  2. Jackie says:

    I presume u mix ricotta with cooked sauce rice etc?
    Jane tastier and more moist with 6 eggs!!!
    Use less if ur worried

  3. Percy Eugene Cartwright Jnr says:

    8 eggs are in this recipes. is this a mistake? Or the whole 8 are used?
    Ricotta in the ingredients, but not mentioned during cooking. Why?

  4. lilycahill says:

    Rice should only be cooked halve way before mixing it with the sauce and eggs, other wise it will be too sloppy after cooking it for another 30min in the oven. 4 eggs should be plenty for that amount of rice. I don’t put ricotta in mine, but i grate a lot of tasty cheese on top.

    • Richard Caruana says:

      It doesn’t put even need to be half cooked. All we do is leave it in cold water for about 20 minutes, drain and mix to,the sauce still raw. Just make sure the sauce is liquid enough, if too thick add some water.

  5. rhys paulger says:

    Excellent recipe actually and We all have Our own slant on it. Mine is a similar one for the most part with the addition of garlic, qarrabali, peppercorn cheese and some corned beef or mutton. Minus the sugar. You can also stuff Courgettes with this mixture. Enjoy

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