Roast grouse with wild rice

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Grouse, about 1-1/2 lbs each
Salt
½ cup Chopped onion
½ cup Chopped mushrooms
1 cup Condensed consomme'
(10-1/2 ounces)
⅛ teaspoon Crumbled oregano
1 cup Wild rice
Water
1 medium Onion; chopped
2 Carrots; chopped
1 Apple; peeled and chopped
1 can Con Cream of mushroom soup
(10-1/2 ounces)
¼ cup Light cream
¼ cup Red wine

Rub grouse inside and out with salt. Combine onions, mushrooms, consomme', oregano, and wild rice. Bring to a boil and simmer until rice is tender, about 40 to 45 minutes, adding water when necessary to keep rice from sticking. When rice is tender, season to taste with salt. Stuff grouse with rice. Place onion, carrots, and apple in a shallow roasting pan and place grouse on top, breast side down.

Roast in a preheated 350 F. oven for 30 minutes. Turn grouse breast side up and roast until brown and tender, about 1-½ to 2 hours.

Remove grouse to a platter and keep warm. Strain pan juices into a saucepan. Stir in soup, cream, and wine. Simmer, stirring, until sauce bubbles. Spoon sauce over grouse. Garnish with additional cooked wild rice.

Adapted by Clifford Warling, The Blue Horse (St. Paul, Minnesota) Campbell's Great Restaurants Cookbook, U.S.A.

Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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