Saturday, November 5, 2011
Cornish Hens with Rice and Apricot Stuffing!
I remember when I was a lil girl my oldest sister use to
make Cornish Hens. They were so delicious!!! Would
you like to try em? Here is the recipe! Enjoy!!!!:0)
Cornish Hens with Rice and Apricot Stuffing
¨ 6 Cornish Hens
¨ 1 large Onion
¨ 1 cup Dried Apricots, cooked
¨ 6 cups Cooked Rice, hot
¨ 1/2 cup Margarine
¨ 2 teaspoons Salt
¨ 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper
¨ 1/2 teaspoon Marjoram
Thaw hens completely before roasting. Sprinkle inside and out with salt & pepper and with
marjoram. Stuff cavity of each hen lightly with rice and apricot mixture and fasten with poultry
pins and strong thread. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast at 350 for 1 1/2 hrs.,
basting occasionally. Remove from oven and arrange on large platter around rice ring. Garnish
with fruit and hot cooked vegetables.
Stuffing: Chop onion fine. Drain apricots and mash. Add other ingredients and mix well. Stuff
hens with 1/2 the mixture. Grease 1-quart ring mold with margarine; pack second 1/2 of rice
mixture into mold. Place mold in pan of hot water and bake 30 minutes at 325. Keep hot until
ready to serve; then unmold on warm platter.
Surround rice ring with hens and garnishes.
Bread that's a few days old is great when seasoned
and moistened to use as stuffing.