A co-worker and good friend introduced me to this recipe but never gave exact amounts so I worked to get it just right to share with you. It is so good!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain grease and set aside for later use. Crumble bacon and set aside.

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  • In the same skillet, saute onion in a small amount of reserved bacon grease over medium high heat until tender, about 3 minutes. Add crumbled bacon, sliced okra, and chicken broth. Reduce heat and simmer until okra is tender and falling apart, about 15 minutes. Stir in rice and water. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until fluffy.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 13g 26% DV; carbohydrates 32.3g 10% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 27.5mg 9% DV; sodium 582.7mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (59)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2007
Very interesting recipe. I used less bacon and cooked the onion in olive oil to make this a little lighter. Some tips to avoid okra getting slimy: 1)Sprinkle okra with vinegar and salt and let it stand for a couple of hours or even up to a day. Rince well before using. Or 2)place okra in a non-stick pan and cook it alone in high temperature for a few minutes (until it starts changing colour). Remove from hit and add it to the rest of the incredients. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/13/2012
Wow I was really surprised at how bland this dish turned out. I guess it was my own fault since I made two changes to the recipes - I used no-salt bouillon water instead of broth and a 1/4lb of bacon instead of a 1lb. A pound of bacon is just too much cholesterol in ANY recipe. So yeah I did change the recipe but if salt and fat are the only things making this recipe taste good then why bother? I won't make this recipe again. I can't think how to fix it without making it a calorie and salt nightmare. Update: This dish is REALLY bad as leftovers. The flavors do not develop well. Nope won't be making this again ever. Read More
(4)
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2007
Very interesting recipe. I used less bacon and cooked the onion in olive oil to make this a little lighter. Some tips to avoid okra getting slimy: 1)Sprinkle okra with vinegar and salt and let it stand for a couple of hours or even up to a day. Rince well before using. Or 2)place okra in a non-stick pan and cook it alone in high temperature for a few minutes (until it starts changing colour). Remove from hit and add it to the rest of the incredients. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
A great change of pace. The flavors blend well. The wife and I really liked this recipe. I followed the directions exactly. It came out perfect. I diced the bacon before I fried it. That saved some time. The next time I will add some tomatoes and some garlic. Thanks posting this recipe. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2008
Very bland....needs some seasoning to kick it up. Considering the okra I think cajun seasoning would work well will try that next time. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2008
I had never made anything with oakra but loved it. It thought it might be a little bland so I added fresh minced garlic and cooked it with the onion. I also added a can of diced tomatoes salt and pepper. My Mother-in-law thought it was delicious!!! I will definately make it again maybe with more tomatoes and basmati rice. I also cooked mine a little longer...different and yummy! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
I made this for Thanksgiving -- a group of over 20. They all said by far that this was the best side dish at the table. I was really impressed I am going to use this recipe and pass it on. It is going to become part of our tradition. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
YUM! This is awesome either alone or as a side. Wouldn't change a thing! Thanks so much. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2008
I love fried okra so I thought I'd try this. I pretty much followed the directions. Because of the long cooking times my okra was not slimy which is what I was looking for. It made a good pilaf. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
I love this recipe I used a frozen veggie mix with okra. I added a boullion for extra flavor. Good choice for non rice lovers. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2009
Very good. I used the drippings off of some chicken I was browning instead of bacon. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
03/13/2012
Wow I was really surprised at how bland this dish turned out. I guess it was my own fault since I made two changes to the recipes - I used no-salt bouillon water instead of broth and a 1/4lb of bacon instead of a 1lb. A pound of bacon is just too much cholesterol in ANY recipe. So yeah I did change the recipe but if salt and fat are the only things making this recipe taste good then why bother? I won't make this recipe again. I can't think how to fix it without making it a calorie and salt nightmare. Update: This dish is REALLY bad as leftovers. The flavors do not develop well. Nope won't be making this again ever. Read More
(4)
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