Introduction: Bacon and Okra

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Bacon is so wonderful, it goes with everything, even Lady Gaga. But in this case it goes really well with okra. I had some leftover frozen okra and needed a reason to use it. Well this is the perfect reason.

Step 1: Here Is What You Need

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This is what I used. I kind of just made this recipe up as I went along. It turned out surprisingly well considering.

Bacon- I used ends and pieces, they are usually cheaper per pound and if I am planning on cutting them up anyhow I don't mind that they aren't in nice pretty strips
basmati rice
Canned diced tomatoes
onion
frozen okra

Step 2: The Bacon

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I only used about 1/3 of the bacon in that package, so about a pound. I chopped it up as small as possible and tossed it into a pot to start cooking. I set the pot on medium heat and covered it until the bacon was nice and crispy brown.

Step 3: Everything Else

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Once the bacon was cooked I added the onion after it had been chopped up, the diced tomatoes, and the frozen okra.
Give everything a good stir, the okra will stick together until it thaws out. Once everything else is in the pot and warm add the rice and water. The volume of water is based off of the volume of rice, so if you add 1/2 cup of rice add twice the amount of water. 

Step 4: Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble Bacon Is Makin Without Any Foil

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Bring the mix up to a boil and then reduce the temp and cover. No need to stir the mix while its cooking, just cook it like rice. When the rice is is done fluff it with a fork and serve.

Step 5: This Is the Best Part.

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This is the best part of the whole thing, when the food hits your plate. Hope yall enjoy. Thanks

Comments

onrust (author)2013-02-12

I guess there are not many okra fans here. What a shame. This looks like a great dish. I didn't get much play on this one either:https://www.instructables.com/id/Kiss-My-Chicken-Grits/

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