Rice Pilaf with Artichokes
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 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 put the lid on it. 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.