Glazed Carrots Asian Style


Carrots are parboiled, then marinated in an Asian-style marinade before they are grilled. This method of preparing carrots will have us all eating like Bugs Bunny!

close up view of a pile of Glazed Carrots Asian Style on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 6 large carrots, halved

  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root

  • ¼ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil; add carrots and parboil for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  2. In a large glass dish, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, ginger, and five-spice powder; add carrots and marinate for 30 minutes.

  3. Prepare an outdoor grill with an oiled rack set 4 inches from the heat source. Using an oiled wire-hinged vegetable basket or just directly on the rack (whichever you find easier), grill carrots, turning constantly for a total of 10 minutes, until slightly charred.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

50 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 252mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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