5 Best Ways to Cook Carrots That Aren’t Roasting
Carrots have an odd reputation. While they are indeed orange, they are rarely eaten raw. Instead, they are mostly associated with soups and stews, or as an addition to a burger or wrap. But what if I told you that there are actually a variety of ways to prepare carrots that are quite different from the usual? Most people associate carrots with roasting them in the oven, but this might not be the best way to prepare them. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best ways to cook carrots that aren’t roasting. Keep reading to learn more about this delicious root vegetable.
Steaming is probably my favorite way to cook carrots. It’s so easy! All you have to do is fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a boil. Then, place a steaming rack or colander inside a stockpot or large bowl. You’re going to fill the stockpot or bowl with carrots and cover it with a lid or aluminum foil. Next, just wait for the carrots to steam for about 15 minutes. They will be perfectly cooked without having to be cooked any other way. Try this method the next time you’re in the mood for some carrots with almost no effort.
Boil (the traditional way)
Boil-roasting carrots is a common method used in Western cooking. It’s also known as “French-carrot” roasting because it was originally brought to the UK from France by the Currys. Basically, the idea is to cut the carrots into even-sized chunks and then place them in a large stockpot. Then, pour in enough boiling water to cover the carrots by about an inch. Bring the water to a boil and then let it boil for about 20-25 minutes until the carrots are fork-tender.
Baked carrots can be eaten either warm or at room temperature. To make baked carrots, simply trim the ends off the carrots and then slice them into even chunks. Place the carrot chunks in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Then, sprinkle with your favorite spices and/or seasonings. Lastly, bake the carrots at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35-40 minutes. Baked carrots are delicious and nutritious. They provide a healthy dose of Vitamin A and are a great source of fiber.
Baked with salt
This is a delicious way to cook carrots that is also good for you. The natural sweetness of carrots is often masked with sugar in other cooking methods, but not baking with salt. Baking with salt caramelizes the sugar in the carrots, creating a sweeter and more flavorful end product. This method is best used for carrots that are on the sweeter side. For example, carrots that are orange in color. You can choose between baking with salt and baking with sugar. Both are delicious!
Baked with spices
Carrots go very well with a variety of seasonings, making them an ideal vegetable to bake with. By baking with spices, you can create a unique flavor profile for your carrots that is reminiscent of gingerbread, pop- Culture, or Middle Eastern cuisine. I love baking with cumin and chili, but you can also try adding garlic or ginger. To make baked carrots using chili and cumin, simply trim the ends off the carrots and then slice them into even chunks. Then, toss the carrots chunks with chili powder and cumin in a bowl.
Baked with Maple Syrup
For a sweet and natural flavor, bake carrots with maple syrup. To make baked carrots with maple syrup, simply follow the same method as for baking with salt. However, instead of salt, mix in a cup of pure maple syrup. The sweet maple flavor mixed with the carrots is amazing!
Baked with Yogurt
To add a tangy flavor to baking carrots, try baking with yogurt. To make baked carrots with yogurt, simply follow the same method as for baking with salt and cumin. However, instead of using chili powder and cumin, use dill and yogurt. The combination of dill and yogurt is out of this world.
A quick and healthy way to prepare carrots is to stir-fry them. To make stir-fried carrots, simply cut the carrots into chunks, place them in a medium-sized bowl, and then pour over them olive oil and sesame oil. Toss the carrots to coat them in the oils. Then, spread the carrots out evenly on a plate or in a shallow dish. Finally, sprinkle the carrots with salt and stir-fry them until they are golden-brown.
Best way to cook carrots?
My favorite way to cook carrots is to steam them. I love the simplicity of steaming and find that it provides the best flavor and texture. However, if you are in a rush, or don’t have a steamer, you can also use a vegetable steamer. Another option is to use a pressure cooker to cook carrots. The process is basically the same as boiling, but the results are much faster. Or, you can also roast carrots. While roasting might sound like a healthier way to cook carrots, it’s not actually better for you.