Today was “game” day, so I decided to grab a few of small “game” birds and give them a roast. Game hens are tasty and cooking time is relatively short. Just add your favorite rice and/or other food amenities for a delicious dinner. I used a short-cut for the rice with a wild rice mixture to further cut the time in the kitchen down.
The rice mixture was Rice-A- Roni Long Grain and Wild Rice…pretty good for quick meal. Generally I’ll forego the box and make it myself, however time was not on my side. I did, however, saute onions, red and yellow bell peppers, and garlic, then added the rice portion of the mix, and sautéed until the rice was opaque, added 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth and the wild rice portion of the mix, brought it to a boil, reduced the heat and simmered. I added 3 large stuffing mushrooms (sliced) at the end. The heat from the rice mixture perfectly steamed them
Added a little chopped fresh rosemary, stuck a sprig in the cavity as well, and onto the grate of the roasting pan. Roasted uncovered in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for about 80 minutes. If uncertain as to the doneness, check with an instant-read thermometer. A reading from 170-180 F is desirable.