Stewed Okra Rice

A plate full of stewed Okra rice
Yield: Serves 4

Stewed Okra Rice

  • Ingredients

    • 3 strips of thick cut bacon, chopped
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
    • 2 cups chopped fresh okra
    • 1 cup white rice
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 tsp chicken bouillon powder

    Instructions

    1. In a Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, add the bacon, onion and garlic and cook until onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the okra and rice and toss until combined. Add water and chicken bouillon and bring to a simmer. Set heat to low and cover, let simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is soft.
    2. Once rice is soft, season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Okra is gooey (just accept that gooey is a nice quality and embrace it). This rice dish stews okra and rice, with bacon, and uses the goo to make a rich filling side that would go well with braised meats and any sort of spicy barbecue sauce.

    Serves 4 as a side.

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