Citrus Rainbow Carrots

“I grow lots of carrots and I’m always experimenting with ways to serve them. The first time I made this citrusy recipe for my husband, he said it tasted like Christmas! Although he calls them my ‘Christmas Carrots,’ they’re tasty anytime; I especially like serving them at Easter, with the array of carrots available in early spring. It’s easy to prepare, and can easily be doubled to serve a large group. To save time, I sometimes dice the carrots several days in advance.” —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Citrus Rainbow CarrotsPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6 servings 15minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Portions: servings
Portions: servings
  1. Place carrots and enough water to cover in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain; return to pan.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat until carrots are glazed, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Recipe Notes

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Rainbow carrots can be deep burgundy, golden yellow, jeweled orange or creamy white in colour.
  • Be careful to only zest the outer layer of orange peel. The white part underneath is bitter.
  • One medium orange will yield about 4 teaspoons grated orange zest.

Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 132 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 445mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.