Glazed Carrots With Five Spice Powder

Glazed Carrots on a cast iron pan, salt sprinkled
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Ratings (4)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
123 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy recipe for glazed carrots makes a nice side dish for a family dinner or holiday occasion. The combination of flavors in the five-spice powder - sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salt - add a powerful punch to the sweet glazed carrots.


  • 3 cups carrots, chopped on the diagonal into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Wash and chop the carrots. Combine the water, soy sauce and sugar and set aside.

  2. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the carrots.

  3. Add the five-spice powder, stirring in with the carrots.

  4. Add the water, soy sauce, and sugar mixture. Bring to a boil.

  5. Lower the heat, cover and gently simmer the carrots until they are tender and pierce easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.

  6. Remove the lid. Turn the heat up to high and cook the carrots, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is burned off (5 to 7 minutes). Serve hot.