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Rice Pilaf-Stuffed Cornish Hens Recipe  [Watch Video]
Rice Pilaf-Stuffed Cornish Hens

1 cup brown rice, cooked in chicken stock
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1 carrot, shredded
3 tbsp cranberries
3 tbsp slivered almonds
ΒΌ cup cilantro, chopped
2 cornish game hens

1. Preheat oven to 400. Remove hens from refrigerator to take the chill off while stuffing is prepared.

2. In a large pan, heat olive oil and saute onion until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic, paprika, cinnamon, carrots, almonds, and cranberries. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Finally, add cooked brown rice and saute for 3-4 more minutes.

4. Place hens on roasting pan, and stuff each generously with pilaf. Season each hen with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 30-45 minutes, or until hens are cooked through.