Cranberry-Glazed Cornish Hens with Wild Rice

Long grain and wild rice mixed with almonds and celery complement the sweet cranberry glaze, while the savory Cornish hen provides the craving they're looking for at dinnertime.
Long grain and wild rice mixed with almonds and celery complement the sweet cranberry glaze, while the savory Cornish hen provides the craving they're looking for at dinnertime.

Cranberry-Glazed Cornish Hens with Wild Rice

Prep Time
25

MINUTES

25 minutes
Cook Time
45

MINUTES

45 minutes
Serves
8

Calories
693

  • Calories693
  • Total Fat43 g
  • Cholesterol257 mg
  • Sodium374 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate28 g
  • Protein47 g

Ingredients

  • 4 Premium Cornish Hens, thawed

  • 1 box fast-cooking long grain and wild rice, 6-oz.

  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced

  • 1/3 cup almonds, slivered; optional

  • 1 can jellied cranberry sauce, 8-oz.

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Cooking Instructions

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in celery, almonds and half of cranberry sauce; cool.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spoon about 3/4 cup rice mixture into cavity of each hen. Tie drumsticks together with string and place on rack in roasting pan. Brush each hen with oil.
  • Roast hens, basting occasionally with oil, 35 to 45 minutes or until done (internal temp 180°F for hens, center of stuffing 165°F).
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining cranberry sauce in small saucepan until melted. Remove hens from oven; remove and discard string.
  • Remove stuffing from hen and hand divide among 8 plates. Cut each hen in half down the backbone and plate with wild rice stuffing. Spoon melted cranberry sauce over hens before serving.

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