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Orange-Glazed Carrots and Asparagus
The most basic approach to
getting the proper amount of
folic acid is to eat foods rich
in the nutrient.
Orange-Glazed Carrots and Asparagus
100 mcg folic acid
Spoon the tangy sauce over the entrée, too for a double treat.

1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, or one 10-ounce package frozen and cut
1 cup baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise, or 3 medium carrots, thinly bias-sliced
¾ cup frozen Florida orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon dried dillweed
2 cups hot cooked brown rice

In a covered medium saucepan cook asparagus and carrots in a small amount of boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; return to saucepan. Keep warm.

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In a small saucepan stir together ¼ cup water, ½ cup of the thawed concentrate, cornstarch, honey, garlic salt, and dillweed. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Stir into vegetables. Stir in remaining orange juice concentrate. Serve with rice. Makes 4 side-dish servings.

Courtesy of the Florida Department of Citrus