This recipe makes a nice side dish for a family dinner or holiday occasion. The combination of flavors in the Chinese five-spice―sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salt―add a powerful punch to the sweet glazed carrots.
3 cups carrots, (chopped on the diagonal into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces)
3/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons light soy sauce (or ½ teaspoon sea salt)