Okra Pilau

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

8 bacon slices, diced
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh okra*
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups water

Preparation

Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.

Sauté okra, onion, and bell pepper in hot drippings over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice and next 3 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat; stir in bacon. Let stand 5 minutes.

*1 (16-ounce) package frozen sliced okra may be substituted.

Angela Jeffers, Johns Island, South Carolina,

Southern Living

August 1999
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