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Cornish Hens With Wild Rice Stuffing

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Cornish hens with wild rice stuffing is a filling and a complete meal recipe. Made with a filling of rice and apples, the cornish hens with wild rice stuffing is herbed with thyme and roasted in the oven. A great recipe, this is a real party hit.
Ingredients
  Long grain and wild rice mix 6 Ounce (1 Package)
  Onion 1 Medium, minced
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon, melted and divided
  Apple 1 Large, peeled, cored, and coarsely shredded
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Minced fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Ground thyme 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cornish hens 6 Pound (6-8 hens)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Prepare rice according to package directions.
Saute onion in 2 tablespoons butter.
Combine rice, onion, apple, egg, pars ley, and thyme; stir well, and set aside.
Remove giblets from hens; reserve for other uses.
Rinse hens with cold water, and pat dry; sprinkle cavities with salt and pepper.
Stuff hens with rice mixture, and close cavities.
Secure with wooden picks; truss.
Place hens, breast side up, in a shallow pan, and brush with remaining 1 tablespoon butter.
Bake at 350° for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until juices run clear when thigh is pierced with a fork.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Servings: 
12

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