Sautéed Carrots and Green Onions are versatile and easy. Enjoy this simple recipe for lunch, a side, snack or a main one-dish meal; foolproof!
A successful vegetable dish, do not overcook. Parboil first. The definition of parboiling is to partially cook. Parboiling the vegetables before sauteing reduces cooking time and the chance of overcooking.
Successful parboiling is dependant on the even cut size of the vegetable, rapidly boiling water, appropriate boiling time followed by an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Once cooled, remove and pat dry. Now they are ready to be sauteed.
This easy dish can be partially prepared a day or two before so you can make a fresh savory meal in a hurry. Pair this with roasted or grilled vegetables served over quinoa, a one-dish meal. Ideal!
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Sautéed Carrots and Green Onions are delicious by themselves or made into a one-dish meal. Using the parboiling technique is a key factor for successful savory results. Easy and delicious.
- 1 bag organic carrots, approximately 8
- 1 bunch green onion
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter or extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper. to taste
Clean and peel carrots. Slice carrots into even 1/4" rounds.
Clean and dice green onions. Set to the side.
Using a large bowl prepare an ice bath. Set to the side
Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add the carrots and parboil until partly cooked approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Careful not to overcook.
Once the carrots are partly cooked transfer them into the ice bath. Cool the carrots completely, remove from water and pat dry.
On medium-high heat, heat a large saute pan melt butter or oil. Once the butter or oil is hot add in the dried carrots. Cook until lightly browned on both sides, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the green onions and heat for an additional minute. Salt and pepper to taste.
Place sauteed carrots and green onions into a shallow serving dish. Serve hot.
Sauteed carrots and green onions can be made easily into a one-dish meal. Serve the carrot mixture over cooked quinoa add in your favorite grilled or roasted vegetables and you have a quick, easy, delicious one-dish meal!