* Carrot should be cut into Julienne strips. ** Orange peel should be finely shredded.
Place the carrot strips in a 10-ounce casserole. Sprinkle with water. Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or just till the carrot strips are crisp-tender. Let stand, covered, while preparing butter mixture. For butter mixture, in a custard cup combine butter or margarine, orange peel, and basil. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power for 15 to 30 seconds or till the butter or margarine is melted. Drain carrot strips. Drizzle butter mixture over carrot strips. Garnish with snipped parsley, if desired.