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Okra Rice Recipe
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Okra Rice

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 16, 2007

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 it stand for a couple of hours or even up to a day. Rince well before using. Or 2)place okra in a non-stick pan and cook it alone in high temperature for a few minutes (until it starts changing colour). Remove from hit and add it to the rest of the incredients.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 13, 2012

Wow, I was really surprised at how bland this dish turned out. I guess it was my own fault since I made two changes to the recipes - I used no-salt bouillon + water instead of broth and a 1/4lb of bacon instead of a 1lb. A pound of bacon is just too much cholesterol in ANY recipe. So yeah, I did change the recipe, but if salt and fat are the only things making this recipe taste good, then why bother? I won't make this recipe again. I can't think how to fix it without making it a calorie and salt nightmare. Update: This dish is REALLY bad as leftovers. The flavors do not develop well. Nope, won't be making this again ever.


65 Ratings

Oct 16, 2006

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 some time. The next time I will add some tomatoes and some garlic. Thanks posting this recipe.

Mar 02, 2008

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

Dec 23, 2008

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, salt and pepper. My Mother-in-law thought it was delicious!!! I will definately make it again, maybe with more tomatoes and basmati rice. I also cooked mine a little longer...different and yummy!

Feb 23, 2011

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 is going to become part of our tradition.

Jun 15, 2009

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

Oct 06, 2009

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.


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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