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Okra Pilaf

 Okra Pilaf
This is my very favorite rice recipe. I've served it many times and it's always received rave reviews. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup sliced fresh or frozen okra, thawed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked rice


  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted
  • spoon to paper towel to drain. Saute onion and green pepper in
  • drippings for 6-8 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in the okra, tomatoes, salt if desired and pepper; cook over
  • medium heat for 5 minutes. Add rice; cook for 10-15 minutes or until
  • okra is tender and liquid is absorbed. Crumble bacon; stir into rice
  • mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with turkey bacon and without salt) equals 134 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.