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Cornish Hens with Gingered Brown Rice

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6

Serve your family these flavorful baked Cornish hens stuffed with rice mixture - a delicious dinner. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
tablespoons orange juice
1/3
cup finely chopped onion
3
cups cooked brown or white rice
1/4
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
3
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
tablespoon orange juice
3
Rock Cornish hens (about 1 1/2 pounds each)
1
to 2 tablespoons orange juice

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°. Heat 2 tablespoons orange juice to boiling in 2 1/2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion in orange juice, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in rice, ginger, parsley, thyme and 1 tablespoon orange juice.
  • 2
    Fill body cavity of each hen with rice mixture. Place hens, breast sides up, in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Brush with 1 to 2 teaspoons of the remaining orange juice. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, brushing with some of remaining orange juice every 30 minutes, until thermometer reads 180° and juice of hens is no longer pink when center of thigh is cut.
  • 3
    Remove stuffing from hens. Cut hens in half along backbone and breastbone from tail to neck, using kitchen scissors.

Expert Tips

  • Use instant brown or white rice to speed up the time needed to make the rice stuffing. One cup of uncooked instant white rice or 1 1/2 cups of uncooked brown rice will make 3 cups cooked rice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
Saturated Fat
6g
Cholesterol
150mg
Sodium
80mg
Total Carbohydrate
25g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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