Rice Pilaf with Artichokes
1/2 cup long-grain rice, washed, drained
1 cup hot water
2 small size artichokes, frozen thawed, cut in bite size
1/3 cup fresh fava beans, shelled*
1 small carrot, peeled, grated
White parts of 2 green onions, chopped
4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
Place all the ingredients except rice in a medium size pot. Saute for about 4-5 minutes over low heat. Add the rice, stir. Add the hot water in it. Turn the heat to low. Cover and cook until the rice absorbs all the water.
Take the cooking pot away from the heat. Open the lid, place a clean kitchen towel across the top of the pot on the rim and cover. Let the Pilaf stand for about 5 minutes. We call this brewing time. Sprinkle the dill, toss it with a wooden or regular fork, then serve.
*Peel the beans out of the big pods. Then peel the outer shells using a small knife.