Stuffed Hens & a Cheese Platter

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Since I am in holiday mode, and sticking with the stuffed bird theme, I made Cornish hens (remember those?) and stuffed them with a rice stuffing.

I cooked basmati rice, then mixed in a skillet w/ melted butter, pistachios and golden raisins, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
I stuffed this rice mixture into the cavities of the birds and baked at 375F for one hour.

It was a bit of a pain getting the rice out of the hens, but it was delicious with all the pan juices mixed in!

I made a cheese platter consisting of St. Agur blue cheese from France; Comte (the King of Gruyeres!); Jarlsberg from Norway; and a nice farmhouse cheddar from England called "Old Winchester", all from my local cheese shop.

I swiped some bread with the blue and placed a date on top.
I couldn't help myself.


I think every day is Thanksgiving at your house, right? I'm cooking Cornish hens instead of turkey on Thursday. I always forget about those delicious little birds. You are a jump ahead of me! Have a wonderful holiday. Rosemary
The JR said…
If I lived at your house I would weigh 500 Lb's. So much yummy and great looking food.

I bet it was a pain stuffing those little birds.

I'm sure I would have cheated and split them down the back bone and set them on a big pile of the rice to cook.
Anonymous said…
I love cheese and your platter looks beautiful! Great combination of cheeses!
cool - I just picked up a St. Agur today along with a double cream brie and a a gorgonzola picante - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
bed frame said…
Cheese! All I see is cheese! I am starting to get envious of the cheeses i am seeing! So drooling!
kat said…
You are a girl after my own heart with this dish!
Culinary Cory said…
The cheese platter looks so simple and elegant at the same time. Classic and fresh.
Carolyn K said…
Long time reader, first time commenter. What has forced me to delurk?! That tablecloth. Love it!!

Thanks for such a great blog and recipes (especially your rosemay and vanilla ricotta cake, you pushed me towards incorporating herbs into my desserts with that one)!!