Glazed Carrots With Five Spice Powder

Glazed Carrots on a cast iron pan, salt sprinkled
The Picture Pantry / Getty Images
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Ratings (4)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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 (available in the spice section of most supermarkets or in Chinese/Asian markets)​

How 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.