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California Orange Carrots Recipe

California Orange Carrots Recipe

I found it very difficult to get children (and even my "big kid") to eat carrots. By adding an orange and serving carrots crisp-tender, I have found that my family is very receptive to this vegetable dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled, sectioned and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced green onion, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook carrots in water with salt until crisp-tender; drain. Return to pan; add the remaining ingredients. Heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 73 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 262 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.