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Orange-Glazed Carrots Recipe

Orange-Glazed Carrots Recipe

"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 TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 cups julienned fresh carrots
  • 1/3 cup orange juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 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.

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"This is very good and easy! I will definitely keep this recipe on hand for when I need a quick, easy, and tasty side dish."

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