Makes 6 servings
1/2 cup water OR orange juice
1 1/2 Tbsp. honey OR 1 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 lb. baby carrots OR large peeled carrots cut into 1-inch thick coins
salt and pepper to taste
To a medium sized sauce pan, add water or orange juice, butter, honey, and brown sugar. Stir until combined and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
Carefully spoon carrots into boiling liquid. Bring liquid back to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer, stirring often. Cook until carrots reach the desired softness.
If carrots finish cooking before glaze thickens, remove carrots to serving dish and keep warm. Simmer cooking liquid, uncovered, until it is reduced to just enough to coat the carrots. Spoon over carrots before serving.
Toppings to try:
Chopped, fresh parsley
Toasted sunflower seeds, almonds, or walnuts
Freshly grated orange zest