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Cornish Hens Stuffed with Rice

 Cornish Hens Stuffed with Rice
These moist golden hens are a tradition at our house on Christmas Eve. We think the spiced rice stuffing with cinnamon, sweet raisins and honey goes so well with the birds and makes the meal a special one. -Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in 3 tablespoons butter
  • until tender; remove from the heat. Stir in the rice, raisins,
  • walnuts, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Stuff hens.
  • Place on a rack in a large shallow baking pan. Rub remaining butter
  • over skin. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 1 hour or until a meat
  • thermometer reads 180°. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 623 calories, 37 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 165 mg cholesterol, 429 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.