Rinse then slice up the carrots into thin slices (not wafer thin!), put them either in a pan of water (enough to cover all the carrots), add salt to the water and put on a medium heat. OR Put them in a steamer pan, water in the bottom pan, a sprinkle of salt over the carrots slices in the top pan, place the lid on and put on a medium heat. Keep an eye on both your rice and carrots throughout the cooking process! Turn off the heat when they're done.