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Okra Rice


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1 h servings 281 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 583 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain grease and set aside for later use. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion in a small amount of reserved bacon grease over medium high heat until tender, about 3 minutes. Add crumbled bacon, sliced okra, and chicken broth. Reduce heat and simmer until okra is tender and falling apart, about 15 minutes. Stir in rice and water. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until fluffy.

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  1. 66 Ratings

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Very interesting recipe. I used less bacon and cooked the onion in olive oil to make this a little lighter. Some tips to avoid okra getting slimy: 1)Sprinkle okra with vinegar and salt and let ...

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I thought, this was just what I was looking for as a side dish for baked fish. I read the recipe and knew it wouldn't work. First,you don't have to cook the okra to death, and boiling the bacon...

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Very interesting recipe. I used less bacon and cooked the onion in olive oil to make this a little lighter. Some tips to avoid okra getting slimy: 1)Sprinkle okra with vinegar and salt and let ...

A great change of pace. The flavors blend well. The wife and I really liked this recipe. I followed the directions exactly. It came out perfect. I diced the bacon before I fried it. That saved s...

Very bland....needs some seasoning to kick it up. Considering the okra, I think cajun seasoning would work well, will try that next time.

I had never made anything with oakra, but loved it. It thought it might be a little bland, so I added fresh minced garlic and cooked it with the onion. I also added a can of diced tomatoes, sa...

I made this for Thanksgiving -- a group of over 20. They all said by far that this was the best side dish at the table. I was really impressed, I am going to use this recipe and pass it on. It i...

YUM! This is awesome either alone or as a side. Wouldn't change a thing! Thanks so much.

I love this recipe, I used a frozen veggie mix with okra. I added a boullion for extra flavor. Good choice for non rice lovers.

I love fried okra, so I thought I'd try this. I pretty much followed the directions. Because of the long cooking times, my okra was not slimy which is what I was looking for. It made a good pila...

I wanted a vegetarian side dish, so I left out the bacon and added a few splashes of liquid smoke flavoring to this, and cooked the onions in a bit of EVOO. Very good, easy, and a great accompan...