Okra Pilau

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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

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.
  2. 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.
  3. *1 (16-ounce) package frozen sliced okra may be substituted.
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