Day 311: Curried Carrots ◄

All the vegetable cylinders are striking here: fast cooking; low fat and low carb (read on ..) and yes, healthful; inexpensive, easily on-hand ingredients.

And oh yes: full of flavor.

NEXT TIME ... I might add a splash of vinegar or lemon juice to the butter/garlic/ginger/broth combination.

NUTRITION NOTES ... Carb watchers probably aren't reading, since they're ingrained to avoid carrots as a high source of carbohydrates. Too bad, because when you run the nutrition analysis (see below), the net carbs are only 8, putting a serving smack in low-carb land.

FROM THE ARCHIVES ... Visit the Recipe Box for other ideas for simple side-dish vegetables.

CURRIED CARROTS
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Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 25 minutes
Serves 4


1 teaspoon butter (or none at all)
1 tablespoon minced garlic (from a jar)
1 tablespoon minced ginger (from a jar)
3/4 teaspoon curry powder
Splash of vinegar or lemon juice (try adding this next time, maybe a tablespoon)
1/4 cup non-fat chicken broth

1 pound carrots, peeled, slice in half-inch diagonals
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Melt the butter on MEDIUM HIGH in a skillet large enough to hold the carrots in a single layer. Add the garlic, ginger and curry and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Add the carrots and turn over to coat with the mixture. Reduce the heat to MEDIUM (verging on MEDIUM LOW since so little fat), cover and let simmer until cooked, 10 - 15 minutes (13 was perfect tonight) and the liquid cooked away. Season to taste. Stir in the cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

NUTRITION ESTIMATE
Per Serving: 62 Cal (18% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 74% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 1 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 12 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; NetCarb 8; 45 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 116 mg Sodium; 3 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 1 point

ALANNA's TIPS
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4 comments:

Alanna this looks great! We love curry but have not had it with just carrots... yum!

Hi Alanna - I'll be adding this one to my already yummy list of slightly more exciting carrot dishes! Thanks!

A reader wrote via e-mail -- "Alaska carrots are the sweetest in the world, and when I made the curried carrots a couple weeks ago, it was so delicious!"

This is a lovely recipe! I took your advice and added 2tbsp lemon juice right at the end. A keeper!

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