How to Cook Baby Carrots

The easiest way to learn how to cook baby carrots is to try different recipes. If you have never tried it before, here are some suggestions.

Carrots with Margarine

Place some carrots in a pot. Add some water. Cook until they are tender. Take out the water and add some brown sugar and margarine. Cook for five minutes at low heat. Use the sugar and margarine as glaze.

Roasted Carrots

Ingredients

You need freshly ground black pepper, salt, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 medium red onion, peeled cut to 12 wedges and 1 1/2 lbs of baby carrots 5 inches long. The carrots have to be washed and dried.

Preparation

To learn how to cook baby carrots, follow these steps. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Put the carrots in as well as rosemary and onion. Coat with some olive oil. Set everything on an aluminum foil lined pan. Top it off with pepper, salt and powder. Roasting time is 30 to 40 minutes at the bottom or middle rack.

Carrots w/ Cilantro and Curry

The ingredients are 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt (optional), salt and pepper, 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 4 cups vegetable stock, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon curry paste (hot medium or mild) 1/2 medium onion, chopped, 1 lb baby carrots, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Preparation

Start by heating the oil at medium heat. Toss in the onion and carrots for five minutes. Combine the flour and curry. Pour the stock in as you stir. Let it boil and modify the heat so the soup will simmer. Cook for another 20 minutes.

Puree the mixture in a blender. Bring the soup back and simmer it again. Stir the cilantro in and add some salt and pepper. After cooking, serve with some yogurt in the middle of each soup bowl.

Carrots with Apple Glaze

The ingredients are 1 teaspoon water, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2/3 cup chicken broth, 3 tablespoons apple juice, frozen concentrate 1 tablespoon margarine, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and three cups of carrots.

Preparation

Boil 2 inches of water and steam the carrots. Cook covered for 2 minutes. Top with lemon juice. Melt the margarine and the apple juice. Add the cinnamon and broth and boil. Combine water with cornstarch. Put it in the skillet and cook until it gets thick. Toss in the carrots and cook till tender.

These are just examples of how to cook baby carrots. There are many others that you can try out on your own.

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