Cornish Hen with Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelBit DifficultHealth IndexHealthy++
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Sliced almonds1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Canned mandarin orange segments11 Ounce (1 Can)
 Long grain wild rice mix6 Ounce (1 Package)
 Cornish hens4 , thawed
 Bottled browning sauce4 Teaspoon
 Oil4 Teaspoon
 Parsley sprigs/Orange segments2 (Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3119 Calories from Fat 1585

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 179 g274.9%

Saturated Fat 48.3 g241.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 997.9 mg

Sodium 2268.7 mg94.5%

Total Carbohydrates 181 g60.4%

Dietary Fiber 9.6 g38.4%

Sugars 37.4 g

Protein 186 g371.6%

Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 169.6%

Calcium 21.4% Iron 48.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Combine almonds and butter in small measuring cup and cook on High until almonds are crisp, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
Set aside.
Drain mandarin oranges, reserving liquid.
Add enough water to liquid to measure 1 1/2 cups.
Pour into1 1/2-quart casserole.
Add rice mix with its seasoning packet and blend well.
Cover and cook on High 10 minutes.
Let stand covered 5 minutes.
Add almonds and mandarin oranges and stir lightly until mixed.
Fill hen cavities, closing with toothpicks, or by placing 1/4 slice of bread over opening.
Reserve any remaining stuffing.
Place hen breast side up in baking dish just large enough to accommodate.
Combine browning sauce and oil and brush over entire surface of hens.
Cover with parchment or waxed paper and cook 10 minutes per pound on Medium (50 percent power), turning breast side down and basting with juices, if necessary, halfway through cooking.
To serve, transfer hens to platter and surround with any remaining stuffing.
Garnish with parsley or orange.
If using microwave with automatic meat probe, set temperature at 170°F Internal temperature will rise about 10°F after being removed from microwave.
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