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Amazing Okra Rice

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Okra rice is a delicious Caribbean side dish. It also happens to be vegan-friendly, perfect for gluten-free diets, and very much vegetarian.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
6
Serves 6
1 Tbsp
Coconut Oil
1
Small  Onion , diced
3 cloves
Garlic , diced
1
Scallion , chopped
1 Tbsp
Chopped  Fresh Parsley
5 sprigs
1
Red Bird's Eye Chili Pepper
1/4 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 cup
Diced  Pumpkins
1/2
Bell Pepper , diced
2 cups
Water
1 1/2 cups
Coconut Milk
12
Small  Okra , chopped
3/4 tsp

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
395
FAT
15.3 g
PROTEIN
6.9 g
CARBS
59.4 g

Author's Notes

If you’re not doing this vegan you can go in with chicken stock instead of the water. If you go that route, be mindful of the sodium level in the stock you use or the dish can turn out salty.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Heat the Coconut Oil (1 tablespoon) in a heavy wide pan on a low heat, then add the Onion (1), Garlic (3 clove), Scallion (1), Fresh Parsley (1 tablespoon), Saffron Threads (10), Fresh Thyme (5 sprig), Red Bird's Eye Chili Pepper (1), and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1/4 teaspoon). Stir and cook on low for about 3 minutes.
Step 2
Add the Jasmine Rice (2 cup) and with the heat on medium, coat the rice with all that wonderful flavors we created and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add the Pumpkin (1 cup), along with the Bell Pepper (1/2). Cook another 2 minutes.
Step 3
Then it’s just a matter of adding everything else to the pot: Water (2 cup), Coconut Milk (1 1/2 cup), Okra (12) and Salt (3/4 teaspoon).
Step 4
Turn the heat up and bring to a boil. As it starts to bubble, drop the heat down to low, cover and allow to cook until the rice is plump and tender and all the liquid is gone. It will take around 15 minutes.
Step 5
You may need to adjust the salt. As soon as you turn off the stove, cover the pot and allow the rice to sit without doing anything. After about 20 minutes, uncover and use a fork to fluff. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
395
% Daily Value*
Fat
15.3 g
20%
Saturated Fat
13.3 g
66%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
59.4 g
22%
Fiber
3.5 g
12%
Sugars
2.6 g
--
Protein
6.9 g
14%
Sodium
320.3 mg
14%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
97.3 mg
7%
Iron
3.2 mg
18%
Potassium
383.0 mg
8%
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