Southern Okra Bean Stew

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
10 MIN

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Cook time:
30 MIN

Silouette of 2 people

Yield:
14 Servings

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Serving Size:
1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or 3/4 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup quick brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 package (16 ounce) frozen, sliced okra
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large pot, combine the water, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, and seasonings.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
Add rice, beans, tomato sauce, and okra. Simmer uncovered 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add liquid as needed for desired consistency.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes:

Substitute 2 cups cooked rice for the quick rice and reduce water by 1 cup.Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 ounces) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups drained beans.