Oriental Rock Cornish Hens

Oriental Rock Cornish Hens

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Natasha Nalley

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@MomInMD

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 45 Min

Ingredients

  • 4
    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
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. Thaw hens if frozen. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash hens and pat dry. Discard any giblets.
  2. Prepare 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.
  3. Place 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.
  4. While 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.
  5. Boil and stir 1 minute more, until sauce is thickened. cool slightly.
  6. Brush 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



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