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Cranberry Glazed Cornish Hens with Wild Rice

An elegant main course dish to serve for any special occasion

Customer Rating: Recipe Rated Four Stars

2 Ratings    1 Comment

Yield: 4 servings


Nutrition Facts

Yield: 4 servings

Approximate Nutrient Content per serving:

Calories: 501
Calories From Fat: 135
Total Fat: 15g
Cholesterol: 98mg
Sodium: 595mg
Total Carbohydrates: 54g
Protein: 37g

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements, products and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Heat oven to 425 F.

Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in celery, almonds and 1/2 of cranberry sauce; cool.

Spoon about 3/4 cup rice mixture into cavity of each hen. Tie drumsticks together with cotton string. Place hens on rack in roasting pan. Brush each hen with some of the olive oil. Roast 35 to 45 minutes or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with remaining oil.

Meanwhile, in small saucpan, heat remaining cranberry sauce until melted. Remove hens from oven; remove and discard string. Spoon cranberry sauce over hens.

Compliments of Uncle Ben's

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

Customer Comments

Recipe Rated Four Stars

Lori D Overland Park, Ks

“I prepared these cornish hens for a special birthday dinner. So delicious. What flavor. Compliments all over the place.”

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