Ginger dishes made with ginger, onion and garlic combinations are popular in Northern African cuisines. Glazed carrots with orange and ginger recipe are a tasty favorite North African dish.
Ginger is used for its warming properties, unique taste and aroma. It contains gingerol, a compound that is thought to relax blood vessels, stimulate blood flow and relieve pain.
Ginger is commonly used as a digestive aid, this makes it a helpful spice for morning sickness. Ginger is high in antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it may be useful in fighting heart disease and arthritis.
Ginger can also be used in relieving the common cold. By adding a few slices to hot water with lemon and honey, ginger helps to ease congestion and cleanses the body.
Glazed Carrots with Orange and Ginger Recipe
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 small diced onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots and ginger; cook, stirring often, until soft. Stir in orange juice, pepper and salt; simmer 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm as a side with chicken.