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Cornish Hens with Wild Rice Stuffing

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots
  • 2 cups cooked wild and white rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 4 Cornish game hens
  • 8 slices bacon

How to Make It

  1. Heat butter in skillet over medium heat. Add celery and saut3 2 minutes. Remove celery from pan and set aside.

    Assemble and attach KitchenAid® Food Grinder attachment to the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer. Using the coarse grinding plate, turn to Speed 4 and grind celery and apricots into a bowl. Add butter from saut3 pan, rice, salt and allspice; mix well.

    Stuff each hen with mixture. Truss hens and crisscross 2 strips of bacon over each hen. Place on rack in baking pan and bake at 350°F for 1 1⁄2 to 2 hours. Serve immediately.

    Equipment
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