Oriental Rock Cornish Hens

Oriental Rock Cornish Hens Recipe

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Natasha Nalley


This is another impressive company dish. Each person gets their own roasted hen.

★★★★★ 2 votes
10 Min
1 Hr 45 Min


rock cornish hens - 1 to 1 1/4 lbs each
1 pkg
herb flavored wild rice side dish or any other you prefer
1/2 stick
melted butter (more if needed)
1/3 c
1 tsp
1/3 c
soy sauce
1/4 tsp
ginger powder
1/8 tsp
monosodium glutamate like accent - optional

How to Make Oriental Rock Cornish Hens


  • 1Thaw hens if frozen. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash hens and pat dry. Discard any giblets.
  • 2Prepare wild rice side dish according to package directions. Cool slightly and stuff birds with rice mixture; fasten openings with skewers and lace shut with string.
  • 3Place hens breast side up on rack in open shallow roasting pan and brush with melted butter. Do not add water. Do not cover. Roast 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, brushing often with melted butter.
  • 4While hens roast, stir together sugar & cornstarch in small sauce pan. Stir in soy sauce, ginger and MSG (if desired). Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
  • 5Boil and stir 1 minute more, until sauce is thickened. cool slightly.
  • 6Brush hens with soy mixture. Roast 20 minutes longer, brushing hens again with soy mixture until used up. Place on warm platter; pour sauce from pan over hens.

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About Oriental Rock Cornish Hens

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Asian