This is an EXCELLENT recipe. I cooked a single hen using 1-1/2 servings (3/8 cup) of brown rice with the almonds, onion, a little fresh rosemary, one minced garlic clove and two medium white mushrooms; then added 1 cup water, chicken bouillon and salt (go easy on the salt). This is a very good rice recipe. I stuffed this into the hen (a perfect fit) and cooked as per the instructions. I made sure the hen was brushed under the skin with a little lemon juice, salt (again: go easy) and the melted butter. In my oven I cooked covered for 30 minutes and then again for the last 15 minutes as the hen was browning nicely (see submitted photo). An hour and one-half was just right at 400 F.
Date Posted: Jul. 4, 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate