Cherry-Balsamic Cornish Hen with Rice

Cook a delicious rice blend with tart-sweet dried cherries alongside Cornish hens for a hassle-free dinner.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 2

Ingredients

1
(24-oz.) Cornish game hen
1
(6-oz.) pkg. seasoned long-grain and wild rice mix
1/4
cup dried cherries
3
tablespoons slivered almonds
1 1/2
cups water
1/2
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup cherry preserves
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Remove and discard neck and giblets from game hen. With kitchen scissors, cut game hen in half.
  • 2 In ungreased 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish, combine rice with seasoning from package, cherries, almonds and water; mix well. Top with game hen halves, skin side up; sprinkle with garlic-pepper blend and salt.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine preserves and vinegar; mix well. Brush about half of mixture over game hen halves. Cover with foil.
  • 4 Bake covered at 375°F. for 30 minutes.
  • 5 Uncover baking dish; brush game hen halves with remaining preserves mixture. Bake uncovered an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until game hen is fork-tender and juices run clear, and rice is tender.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    900
    (
    Calories from Fat
    360),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    40g
    40%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    240mg
    240%;
    Sodium
    1150mg
    1150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    84g
    84%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    33g
    33%
    ),
    Protein
    51g
    51%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    22%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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