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Stuffed Cornish Hens With Orange Sauce

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Ingredients
  Frozen orange juice concentrate 170 Milliliter, defrosted, divided
  Long grain wild mix rice 170 Gram (Package)
  Bacon slices 2 , cooked, crumbled
  Cornish hens 3 Pound (Two 750 Gram, 1 1/2 Pound Each)
  Honey 50 Milliliter
  Browning sauce 1 Milliliter
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cook the long grain and wild rice mix according to instruction, except use 50 mL or 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate for an equal amount of water.
2. Add the bacon to the mixture.
3. Put the stuffing in the hens and tie the legs together with cotton string.
4. In a bowl, mix remaining orange juice concentrate, honey and browning sauce to make the glaze. Keep aside.

MAKING
5. In an 8-inch square dish, place the hens.
6. In the microwave, cover with waxed paper and cook for 22-26 minutes at High, or until the hens are tender, brushing with the glaze every 5 minutes.
7. Let it stand, covered, for at least 10 minutes before you serve.

FINALIZING
8. In another bowl, reheat leftover stuffing for 3 to 5 minutes at High.
9. If desired, thicken the cooking juices to serve as gravy by removing fat, stirring in 15 mL (1 tablespoon) flour and cooking for 1 to 2 minutes at High, until thickened. Stir once in a while.

SERVING
10. Serve the hens and the gravy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
26 Minutes
Ready In: 
41 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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