Koftit Roz (Rice Meatballs)

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Mayas Mama

This is a wonderful and easy recipe. Very traditional in Egypt. Served over plain white rice. My grandmother, and mother... and all my aunties have been making this for decades. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Top Review by Boomette

Since cumin is not my favorite spice I decided to use only 1/2 tsp but then this is all I taste in the meatballs. So if I do them again, I would use just 1/4 tsp. Or omit it. The sauce would need a little bit of seasoning. I used lean ground beef, italian rice. I cooked them 60 minutes and the rice was cooked. I like how easy the meatballs are cooked. I hate when it's fried so this method I really liked :) Thanks Maya's Mama :) Made for Ramadan tag game

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Puree the sauce ingredients in blender/food processor.
  3. Combine together together all the kofta ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Ball your kofta into 1.5 inch balls and place in a 9in x 9in oven safe pan.
  5. Pour sauce over kofta and cook in oven for 45-60 minutes turning once.

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