Cranberry Glazed Cornish Hens with Wild Rice

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

An elegant main course dish to serve for any special occasion

These cornish hens make a very special dinner. So delicious. What flavor.


Photo by: thymeinthekitchen


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Serves:

4 Servings

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Roast

Ingredients

1 box
uncle ben's brand long grain and wild rice fast cooking recipe
1/2 c
sliced celery
1/3 c
slivered almonds (optional)
1 can(s)
(8 oz.) jellied cranberry sauce, divided
4
cornish hens, thawed (about 1 lb. each)
2 Tbsp
olive oil, divided

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 425 F.

Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in celery, almonds and 1/2 of cranberry sauce; cool.
2
Spoon about 3/4 cup rice mixture into cavity of each hen. Tie drumsticks together with cotton string. Place hens on rack in roasting pan. Brush each hen with some of the olive oil. Roast 35 to 45 minutes or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with remaining oil.
3
Meanwhile, in small saucpan, heat remaining cranberry sauce until melted. Remove hens from oven; remove and discard string. Spoon cranberry sauce over hens.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American