Glazed Carrots With Five Spice Powder

Glazed Carrots on a cast iron pan, salt sprinkled
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
123 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 541mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 2g
Calcium 46mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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.

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