Apricot Glazed Cornish Game Hens With Apricot Rice Stuffing

Recipe by Katha
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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For glaze: Put 1/4 cup water, apricot preserve and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high about 20 seconds.
  • Stir to blend.
  • If not blending well, microwave another 10 seconds.
  • Stir again till smooth.
  • For rice: Sauté garlic, celery, onion, apricots in oil about 5 minutes.
  • Add brown rice; sauté another 3 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups chicken broth and 3-4 tablespoons of glaze sauce.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat to a low simmer.
  • Simmer covered 10-15 minutes.
  • Add pilaf rice.
  • Stir, cover and simmer 15-25 minutes or longer until liquid is absorbed.
  • Allow to cool. (This could be done earlier in the day if you see fit).
  • For Hens: Preheat oven to 400°F; line a 13 x 9 pan with foil and spray foil with cooking spray.
  • Wash hens, remove giblets and pat dry.
  • Sprinkle with garlic powder in and out of hens.
  • Stuff with rice mixture.
  • Brush with glaze mixture.
  • To prevent over browning make a foil tent.
  • Crease a sheet of foil crosswise through the center to form a tent leave 1-2 inches between top of hens so heat can circulate crimp on sides.
  • Bake 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and brush with glaze.
  • Bake uncovered until hens are tender and juices run clear, about 40-45 minutes, basting about every 10-15 minutes until glaze is used up.
  • 2-4 servings depending on appetite.
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