Asian Carrot Stir Fry

Everyone loves carrots.  The trick is to find new ways to get people to eat carrots with dinner, instead of just carrots sticks!  I love to experiment with stir frying vegetables.  Carrots sliced thinly and sauted with sesame oil are so fragrant that it is hard to wait for them to finish cooking!  I toasted sesame seeds and added five spice to it.  Garlic seemed like a natural to add to the sesame oil.  Something about the combination makes for a wonderful new way to try carrots!  This is my recipe for Asian Stir Fry Carrots. Enjoy!

Asian Carrot Stir Fry

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  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 finely minced garlic clove
  • 8-10 carrots, peeled, sliced thinly diagonally
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. Heat skillet or wok to medium
  2. Add sesame seeds and toast for about a minute
  3. Add five spice powder and stir into the sesame seeds
  4. Remove sesame seeds and five spice combination to a plate
  5. Wipe the pan out with a paper towel
  6. Add 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  7. Heat pan to high
  8. Add carrots and let set for about 2-3 minutes to allow to brown
  9. Add garlic and stir
  10. Cook and stir to heat evenly
  11. Continue to stir until the carrots are tender enough to eat
  12. Add the sesame seeds and five spice powder and stir to coat the carrots
  13. Serve when fork tender
  14. This is wonderful with rice!

One Comment

  1. Penny Stevens

    Can hardly wait to try this!

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