Combine first 6 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
Add carrots; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Remove from heat, and pour mixture into a plastic container; set container in a bowl of ice water to cool quickly.
Serve with a slotted spoon.
Garnish with sprigs of dill, if desired.