Orange Glazed Carrots

Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Amy Wilson
Glazed carrots are a wonderful side dish. Healthy, quick to prepare, and bursting with citrusy orange flavor, these veggies will be a winner on the holiday table.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 137
Fat 4.1 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 243 mg
Calcium 51 mg

Ingredients

2 pounds thin orange and/or purple carrots with greens intact, scrubbed and trimmed
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

1. Bring a 5- to 6-quart pot of salted water to a boil and cook carrots until just tender (6-8 minutes). Drain well.

2. Melt butter in a large (12-inch) heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides. Add carrots and sauté 1 minute. Add orange juice, maple syrup, thyme, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Continue to boil, shaking skillet frequently, until liquid is reduced and syrupy, and carrots are tender (5-10 minutes).

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Melissa Roberts,

Health

November 2011
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