Wild Rice Stuffing with Chavrie Fresh Goat Cheese Log

This delectable Wild Rice Stuffing recipe combines wild rice, vegetables, chestnuts and dried cranberries with creamy and tangy Chavrie Fresh Goat Cheese, to create a unique and delicious side for any family meal!

PREPARATION
30 mins
SERVES
4
CHEESE
Chavrie Original Goat Cheese

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (4 oz.) Chavrie Fresh Goat Cheese Log, Original
  • 4 cup water
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • ½ cup onions (minced)
  • ½ cup celery (diced)
  • ½ cup carrot (diced)
  • 6-8 chestnuts
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 4 each Cornish hens
  • salt and pepper to season

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook the rice in boiling water following directions on the package.
  2. In a separate pan, sauté together the carrots, onions and celery.
  3. When rice is almost cooked, add the sautéed vegetable mixture, chestnuts and cranberries, then spread out on a sheet tray to cool.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  5. Prepare the hens by seasoning the interior body cavity with salt and pepper.
  6. Spoon liberal spoonfuls of the wild rice mixture into the hens.
  7. Divide the Chavrie logs into 4 slices.
  8. Insert one slice of Chavrie log into each hen.
  9. Roast hens 45 minutes to 1 hour or until an instant reading thermometer inserted in thickest part registers.
  10. 170 degrees, allow hens to rest.