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Roast Stuffed Cornish Hens

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Ingredients
  Long grain and wild rice/1 package wild rice mix, uncooked 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Margarine 2 Tablespoon (Of Your Choice)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Sage/Thyme / savory / tarragon 1 Teaspoon
  Cornish hens 84 Ounce (6 In Number, 14 Ounce Each)
  Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted (Of Your Choice)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange sections 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.
To make stuffing, cook rice until it is slightly firm.
Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons margarine.
Add chopped onion and saute until browned.
Add rice and sage or other herb; toss gently.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Clean, rinse and dry hens.
Stuff lightly with rice mixture.
Skewer or sew cavities closed.
Brush hens with 1/2 cup melted margarine and place breast-side up on a rack in a shallow pan.
Roast uncovered about 1 hour, basting occasionally with melted margarine.
Remove hens from pan.
Remove rice stuffing and place it in a serving bowl.
Cut hens in half and place on a warm serving platter.
Place roasting pan, with juices, on top of stove over medium-high heat.
Add 1/2 cup water to drippings, stirring to dislodge browned particles from pan.
Add brandy and orange sections.
Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted

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