Smoked Cornish Hens with Wild Rice Recipe

Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

2 Cornish game hens
¼ cup green onions, chopped
3 Tbsp butter
1 cup wild rice, cooked
¼ cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
½ cup lime marmalade
¼ cup orange juice
Salt
Suggested wood for smoking: Hickory chips

Preparation

  1. Rinse and pat dry each hen. Season cavities with salt. Sauté onions in 1 Tbsp butter. Stir in rice and chopped nuts.
  2. Stuff hens with rice mixture. Close with skewers or kitchen string. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp butter in small saucepan.
  3. Add marmalade and orange juice blending until smooth. Brush hens with marmalade mixture.
  4. Place hens on grate in 225°F pre-heated smoker and cook for 2-2½ hours. Brush with remaining glaze before serving.

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