1. Combine first 12 ingredients in a 4-quart stockpot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Strain through a fine wire-mesh strainer, reserving liquid, and return liquid to a boil.
2. Add okra. Cover, and simmer 5 minutes. Pour okra and liquid into a container, and cover; refrigerate 2 hours or up to 1 week.