Easy Glazed Carrots and Raisins

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“I usually make my glazed carrots with fresh baby carrots, butter, and honey. However, tonight I needed a quick side to go with my Easy One Pot Lentils and Rice. I did not have any fresh carrots or honey on hand (I need to get to the grocery store!) but I had a can or organic sliced carrots and some brown sugar. I decided to add raisins, because my 18 month old dd LOVES them, but cannot eat them unless they are chopped or cooked. (due to the fact that they are a major choking hazard) This is what I came up with. I served the lentils and rice as a rice ring, and served it with the carrots and raisins in the middle. (lifted out of the pan with a slotted spoon) My family really enjoyed it, and the kids appreciated the presentation! Whatever works to get them to eat healthy! ;o)”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put raisins into a small saucepan, add hot water. and let stand 5 minutes to plump raisins slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, drain and rinse the carrots.
  3. Add brown sugar, butter, and salt to the pan and stir to dissolve sugar.
  4. Bring glaze to a boil over medium-high heat and cook 1 minute.
  5. Add carrots to glaze and toss to coat.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes uncovered. You can serve the carrots at this point, but the longer they simmer, the thicker the glaze gets and the sweeter the carrots get.
  7. Enjoy!

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