Rice & Okra
Wash okra, cut off ends and cut it into wheels.Advertisement
Heat oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat and lightly brown okra for 3 minutes.
Add water, scallions, parsley, thyme, garlic, Scotch Bonnet pepper or jalapeno and salt to the pot, bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Add rice and boil gently, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Drain the rice, place it in a large sieve or colander over a pot of boiling water, cover and steam for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to a serving bowl, taste and adjust seasonings.
4 starch, 1 vegetable