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Elegant Cornish Hens

  Long grain and wild rice mix 6 Ounce (1 Package)
  Chicken bouillon cube 1
  Cornish hens 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Mushrooms 1⁄4 Pound, sliced
  Lemon rind 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Poultry seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1 Dash

1) Preheat oven at 325°.
2) Follow the instructions on package for cooking the rice nicely. Add bouillon cube with rice and season evenly.
3) Cut out the giblets from hens and store separately for some other purpose.
4) Rinse the hens under cold, running water and pat dry with paper towels.

5) In a swallow skillet, add onion and celery to sauté in butter.
6) Next add mushrooms and cook for couple of minutes more.
7) In a bowl, add rice, vegetables, lemon rind and poultry seasoning to combine properly.
8) Use the rice mixture to stuff the hens.
9) Secure the cavities with toothpicks.
10) , stirring well.
Stuff hens lightly with the rice mixture.
Close cavities, and secure with toothpicks and bind for additional safety.
11) In a small bowl, prepare the soy sauce mixture by combining the next 6 ingredients.
12) Use the soy sauce mixture to baste the hens.
13) Use a 13- x 9-x 2-inch baking pan to place the hens by keeping the breast side up.
14) Place inside oven and bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size of hens. You will need to baste the hens quite often with the soy sauce mixture.

15) Before serving add lemon slices and parsley, to garnish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
90 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
110 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 452 Calories from Fat 250

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43%

Saturated Fat 7 g34.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 119.9 mg40%

Sodium 726.1 mg30.3%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.7%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 24 g47.4%

Vitamin A 13.9% Vitamin C 14.5%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 9.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Elegant Cornish Hens Recipe