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Rice with Okra Recipe

Rice with Okra Recipe
  • Meal


  • Cusine


2 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 pound fresh okra, bottom and top removed, and cut into rounds

3 scallions, minced

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon habanero chile, minced

2 1/3 cups long-grain rice

1 quart water

Salt and pepper


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, pour the oil in and turn the heat to medium. Toss in the okra and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Pour in the water, and then add the scallions, parsley, thyme, garlic, and habanero. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Turn the heat to medium high, and bring to a boil. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Add the rice, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain the mixture in a colander. Transfer to a steamer basket or bamboo steamer and then set on top of the boiling pot of water. Cover and let steam for 7 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork, adjust seasonings, and serve.