Indian Spiced Cornish Game Hens

Ingredients

  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbs cardamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 lemon cut in half
  • 1 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Wash and dry hens. Season them on the inside and out with salt and pepper.
  • In a bowl add the rice, cardamon and parsley and mix well.
  • With a sharp knife make 2 inserts in each lemon half and insert the whole cloves.
  • To the cavities of each bird add a lemon half, cinnamon stick and 1 bay leaf.
  • Then add the spiced rice, packing it in well.
  • Using butchers twine tie together the legs of the hens.
  • Add the hens to a roasting pan and place in a preheated 350 degree oven.
  • Roast for 45-60 minutes or until juices run clear.

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