Okra Rice


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 pound bacon

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 3 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 cup uncooked rice

  • 1 ½ cups water


  1. Cook bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain all but 1 tablespoon grease from the skillet. Crumble bacon and set aside.

  2. Heat reserved bacon grease in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add crumbled bacon, okra, and chicken broth. Reduce heat and simmer until okra is tender and falling apart, about 15 minutes.

  3. Add rice to the skillet and pour in water. Cover and simmer until rice is fluffy, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
11g Fat
32g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 583mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 362mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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