I have been wanting to make something with Okra ever since I saw it being used on Mastechef last summer and since I tasted it at a local Indian restaurant. So when I spotted a bag of Okra at my local Asian Market, Ranch 99, I knew it was about time. I searched through allrecipes.com to find this interesting looking recipe. It turned out pretty good and the Okra was tasty. It was fun to make something new with an incredibly new ingredient.
1 pound bacon - cooked and crumbled
1 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra
fresh corn (optional)
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 cup uncooked rice
1 1/2 cups water
1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon, crumble bacon and set aside.
Recipe adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/okra-rice/detail.aspx