Maltese Baked Rice AKA Ross Fil Forn #BakedRice #Maltese

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Maltese Baked Rice – a family favorite
2 cups long grain white rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound lean ground pork – I had a cooked pork chop so I cut it up and added to sauce
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 1/4 cups chicken stock
3 bay leaves
salt and black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
3 eggs
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup  grated cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground pork, and cook, breaking up into crumble, until  browned. Mix in the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, and bay leaves. Simmer low  for 25 minutes

Put rice into a saucepan with enough water to cover by one inch. Bring to a boil,  cook for about 10 minutes (halfway), then drain

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. Put mixture into  a greased baking dish. Sprinkle grated cheese on top.

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

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