Try this healthy and light cooked carrots recipe for a side dish you and your family will love.
½ cup golden raisins
1 ¾ cup hot water
5-6 medium carrots
Boiling water, just enough to cover the carrots
2 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Salt if desired
In medium bowl, combine raisins and hot water. Let stand for about 15 minutes.
Next, peel and slice carrots diagonally into half-inch slices. In a medium pot of boiling water, add carrots, ginger and lemon juice. Cook 6-7 minutes. Drain.
Drain raisins, keeping ¾ cup of the liquid, set aside. In skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and cook 30 seconds. Mix together raisin water and cornstarch. Add to butter/brown sugar mix. Cook 1 minute, until thickened. Add raisins and carrots and cook 1 minute. Add lemon zest and salt. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings