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       Title: Stuffed Chicken, Cyprus Style
  Categories: Ethnic, Poultry
       Yield: 6 servings
       1    Roasting chicken                         Salt
       3 tb Vegetable oil or butter             1 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/2 c  Blanched, slivered almonds          1 pn Granulated sugar
     3/4 c  Raw long-grain white rice         1/2 c  Currants
     1/2 c  Dry white wine                           Melted butter or veg. oil
   1 1/4 c  -Water                         
   Wash and dry the chicken, reserving the liver, and set aside.  In a medium
   saucepan, heat the oil or butter and saute the almonds and liver, then
   remove with a slotted spoon.  Chop the liver and set aside with the nuts.
   Add the rice to the fat in the pan and saute over medium heat, stirring
   constantly, then pour in the wine, water, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. Cover
   and cook for 12 minutes, or until the rice is almost tender. Stir in the
   almonds, liver, and currants and remove the pan from the heat.
   Spoon the stuffing into the large cavity of the chicken and close tightly
   with skewers.  Truss the chicken and brush the surface lightly with melted
   butter or oil.  Set in a baking pan, breast side up, and bake for 1 1/4
   hours, or until tender, in moderate oven (350 F), turning with 2 wodden
   spoons every 20 minutes and basting frequently with drippings.  Remove the
   stuffing from the cavity and transfer to the center of a warm platter.
   Carve the chicken and arrange around the stuffing.  Serve warm.
   Note: For a popular mainland version, substitute pine nuts, nutmeg, and a
   little chopped celery and parsley, and soaked bread for the almonds,
   cinnamon, and rice.
   From: “The Food of Greece” by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles.  Avenel Books, New