These crisp, tender and citrusy sweet Honey Glazed Carrots are a delicious and colorful side, fit for any occasion. This recipe is quick and easy to elevate weeknight dinners, and elegant enough to compliment any festive occasion.
Pour water in the inner pot. Place a steamer basket or a trivet. Place the carrots on that. Close the lid and set ‘Steam’ or ‘Pressure cook” mode for 1-minute.
As soon as the cooker beeps, manually release pressure (QR), by turning the vent to ‘Venting’ position in the DUO, and pressing down the pressure release button in the ULTRA. Remove the carrots and discard the water.
Wipe the Instant Pot dry. Turn on Saute mode on normal/medium setting. Add olive oil, orange juice, orange zest, honey, ground ginger and a pinch of salt. Let is start bubbling.
Add the carrots and saute till the liquid turns into a glaze and coats the carrots.
Heat a wide skillet on medium-high heat. Add butter or olive oil and saute the carrots for 1-minute.
Add ½ cup water and bring it to a boil. Cover the pan and steam the carrots for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are tender.
By this time the water should have dried up, if not, saute for a few minutes and dry it. Add orange juice (or water), orange zest, honey or maple syrup, ground ginger and a pinch of salt.
Saute the carrots till the liquid thickens and turns into a glaze, and coats the carrots.