"I'm a 78-year-old who does my own cooking," writes Robert Wahlfeldt. The Danville, Illinois cook shares this colorful microwave side dish ideal for casual meals. It gets its zest from a tart yet sweet citrus glaze.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 4 cups julienned fresh carrots
- 1/3 cup orange juice, divided
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine carrots and 1/4 cup orange juice. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender.
- Combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and remaining orange juice until smooth; stir into carrots. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until sauce has come to a boil and is thickened, stirring twice. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 91 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 336mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.
Originally published as Orange-Glazed Carrots in Quick Cooking March/April 2004
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