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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2014


Credit: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

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15 mins
15 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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

  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

87 calories; fat 4.5g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 5mg; sodium 150mg; calcium 30mg.