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Orange-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Ribbons of buttery carrots and parsnips play double duty as a vibrant visual and tasty side dish—a perfect way to round out a special Thanksgiving for two. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large parsnip
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, whisk orange juice, sugar, ginger and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in butter until melted.
  • Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler, shave carrots and parsnip lengthwise into very thin strips (about 4 cups carrot strips and 2 cups parsnip strips).
  • Add vegetables to skillet; stir to coat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 3 minutes.
  • Uncover; cook 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and glazed, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with green onion.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 439 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 584mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 8g fiber), 4g protein.
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