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Wegmans Vanilla-Orange Glazed Carrots

This side dish is healthy and it is "addicting". Even picky eaters will say "It's Great!". The creamy texture and the combination of the sweetness of the carrots and vanilla, the tang of the onions and orange juice, and the little kick from the cayenne is wonderful. It is a great veggie recipe that doesn't make carrots mush. You can make this dairy-free by subbing half a can of coconut milk for the heavy cream, and omitting the butter.
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Carrots 2 Pound, peeled, cut on the bias in 1/4-inch slices (Food You Feel Good About Organic Carrots, about 6 cups)
  Bay leaf 1
  Vanilla pod 1 , split in half lengthwise, seeds reserved
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon (you can adjust as per taste.)
  Sea salt To Taste
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Food You Feel Good About Premium No-Pulp 100% Juice)
  Vegetable stock 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Food You Feel Good About Vegetable Culinary Stock)
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Wegmans)
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Green onion stalks 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm), thinly sliced
  Italian parsley 1 Ounce, chopped finely

1. Heat oil on high in a braising pan. Add carrots, bay leaf, vanilla pod and seeds, and cayenne. Salt to taste.
2. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes until carrots just begin to soften.
3. Pour in orange juice, vegetable stock, and heavy cream. Cook, stirring, 12-15 minutes, until sauce is reduced to a syrupy consistency and carrots are tender.
4. Season to taste with salt.
5. Turn off heat. Add butter, green onions, and parsley. Stir until butter is melted.
6. Remove vanilla pod and bay leaf before serving.

7. This is a great side dish for Jewish holidays, for Holiday Roasts as well as a great way to get your kids to eat healthy carrots.

Scrape out vanilla seeds by running the back of the knife down the inside of the split bean.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 344 Calories from Fat 251

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g43.9%

Saturated Fat 15.1 g75.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 76.3 mg25.4%

Sodium 251.7 mg10.5%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.4%

Sugars 11.1 g

Protein 3 g5.9%

Vitamin A 535.1% Vitamin C 63.2%

Calcium 10.2% Iron 6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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