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Cranberry Glazed Cornish Hens With Wild Rice

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Ingredients
  Long grain and wild rice 6 Ounce (1 box, UNCLE BEN'S Brand Fast Cooking)
  Sliced celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Slivered almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Canned jellied cranberry sauce 1 Can (10 oz), divided (1 can)
  Cornish hens 4 Pound, thawed (4 whole, 1 pound each)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon, divided
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven to 425°F.

MAKING
2 As per the package directions, prepare the rice.
3 Stir in celery, almonds and 1/2 of cranberry sauce.
4 Allow to cool.
5 Spoon about 3/4 cup rice mixture into the cavity of each hen.
6 Tie the drumsticks together with a cotton string.
7 On a rack in a roasting pan, place the hens.
8 Brush each hen with some of the oil.
9 Roast for about 35 to 45 minutes or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with remaining oil.
10 Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the remaining cranberry sauce until melted.
11 Remove hens from the oven and carefully remove the string.

SERVING
12 Spoon the cranberry sauce over hens and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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