When planning to entertain a few, select friends during the merry Yuletide season, something delightfully festive is in order.
These succulent little Cornish game hens, stuffed with a richly flavored rice studded with dried apricots, toasted pecans and minced green onions, are a masterpiece for elegant dining.
To ensure these plump birds are tender and juicy on the inside and glow with Yuletide color on the outside, brush with a delicious glaze of soy sauce, apricot jam and a sprinkling of nutmeg.
HOLIDAY HENS WITH APRICOT-RICE STUFFING
4 Cornish game hens, thawed
1/3 cup apricot jam
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups cooked rice
1/4 cup diced dried apricots