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Cornish Christmas Dinner For Two

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Ingredients
  Frozen cornish game hens 40 Ounce, Defrosted (2 Hens, 20 Ounce Each)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Chicken broth 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped coarsely
  Sea salt/Regular salt - 1/2 teaspoon 1 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme leaf 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Packaged precooked rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Chop the giblets after removing them from cavities of the hens.

MAKING
2. In a microwaveable casserole dish, large enough to fit the hens, add the butter.
3. Melt and heat the butter in the microwave oven for 1 minute.
4. Stir in the giblets, onion and celery.
5. Return to the oven and cook for 2 minutes until limp.
6. Stir in the nuts, thyme, seasonings and broth.
7. Arrange the hens, breast side down in the casserole.
8. Cover the dish with its lid or with wax paper and cook hens in the microwave for about 12 minutes.
9. Turn the hens, breast side up and sprinkle paprika over them.
10. Re-cover and return the casserole to the microwave.
11. Cook hens for another 15 minutes or so until tender and juices run clear when thigh portion is pierced with a knife.

FINALIZING
12. Remove the chickens to a warm platter or onto individual serving plates.
13. Into the liquid and contents of the casserole, stir the rice.
14. Cover again and cook rice for 3 to 4 minutes in the microwave.

SERVING
15. Serve the hens with the pilaf on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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