Quail With Rice

I discovered this recipe almost 20 years ago. Quail is a family favorite every fall when my husband goes hunting. It’s an elegant meal, using only one skillet, so there’s hardly any cleanup or fuss. —Lenora Picolet, Dwight, Kansas


  • 4 bacon strips, halved
  • 8 quail (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until partially done. Remove bacon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Brown quail in drippings. Remove and keep warm. Saute carrots, onions and parsley in drippings until tender. Add broth, rice, salt and lemon-pepper; bring to a boil. Place quail over rice; place one bacon strip on each. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the rice is tender and quail is cooked.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 741 calories, 40g fat (12g saturated fat), 181mg cholesterol, 1204mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 50g protein.

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