Holiday Hens Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 4 (1 1/4 pound) fresh or thawed Rock Cornish hens
<br>- 1/3 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
<br>- 1/3 cup apricot jam
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
<br>- 2 cups cooked rice
<br>- 4 teaspoons Kikkoman Soy Sauce
<br>- 1/4 cup diced dried apricots
<br>- 1/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted
<br>- 1/4 bunch minced green onions and tops
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens under cold running water; drain well and pat dry. Combine 1/3 cup soy sauce, jam and nutmeg; brush cavities of hens thoroughly with mixture.
<br>step 2: Coat rice with 4 teaspoons soy sauce.  Stir in apricots, pecans and green onions.  Stuff hens equally with rice mixture.  Place hens, breast side up, on rack in shallow foil-lined baking pan; brush skins lightly with sauce.
<br>step 3: Bake in 375 degrees F oven 45 minutes. Brush hens thoroughly with sauce; cover loosely with foil. Bake 45 minutes longer, or until hens are tender; brush occasionally with remaining sauce.
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Ingredients
- 4 (1 1/4 pound) fresh or thawed Rock Cornish hens
- 1/3 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
- 1/3 cup apricot jam
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 4 teaspoons Kikkoman Soy Sauce
- 1/4 cup diced dried apricots
- 1/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted
- 1/4 bunch minced green onions and tops

Directions
step 1: Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens under cold running water; drain well and pat dry. Combine 1/3 cup soy sauce, jam and nutmeg; brush cavities of hens thoroughly with mixture.
step 2: Coat rice with 4 teaspoons soy sauce. Stir in apricots, pecans and green onions. Stuff hens equally with rice mixture. Place hens, breast side up, on rack in shallow foil-lined baking pan; brush skins lightly with sauce.
step 3: Bake in 375 degrees F oven 45 minutes. Brush hens thoroughly with sauce; cover loosely with foil. Bake 45 minutes longer, or until hens are tender; brush occasionally with remaining sauce.

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