Stuffed Cornish Hens

Serves 8

These apple- and rice-stuffed hens are a wonderful alternative to turkey or ham for your holiday table. Be sure to tie their legs together with kitchen twine for even roasting.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice blend
  • 2 cups gluten-free chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 pound chanterelle mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Braeburn apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 Cornish hens
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Simmer rice in chicken broth until all liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add mushrooms and sage; cook 4 minutes. Add cooked rice, garlic, apples, pepper and cinnamon.

Stuff hens with some of the rice mixture and tie their legs together with kitchen twine. Combine salt, paprika and cayenne and season hens all over. Transfer hens to a roasting rack set into a roasting pan and bake for 1 1/4 hours. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, heat remaining rice mixture in a casserole dish in the oven. Serve hens hot, on bed of rice.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:510 calories (220 from fat), 25g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 170mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 35g protein
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