Photo: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart 
Hands-on Time:
15 Mins
Total Time:
15 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Turn up the volume on classic glazed carrots with exotic cardamom and fragrant fresh ginger. If you can find multicolored carrots, use them for a lovely presentation. The parchment paper lid slows moisture loss just enough to form a beautiful glaze.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut a circle from parchment paper to fit a large nonstick skillet.

Step 2

Heat skillet over medium heat. Add butter and oil to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add ginger and cardamom to pan; cook 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, sugar, and carrot; bring to a boil. Cover with parchment circle, reduce heat, and simmer 9 minutes or until carrot is crisp-tender. Remove parchment circle; discard. Sprinkle carrot mixture with salt, pepper, and cilantro, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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