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Okra and Rice

Okra (bamya) is a popular vegetable in Arabic and West African cuisine (in fact, gumbo, the New Orleans creole dish, takes it name from an African word for okra). It is commonly served with lamb, but is quite good with plain rice also.


  • 1 lb Young whole okra
  • 2/3 cup Oil
  • 1 cup Medium onion, chopped
  • 3 Clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp Coriander seed or 1/2 t. ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Can tomato sauce (8 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice (or to taste)


Clean okra with a slightly dampened cloth. Cut off stems. Sauté
in oil until lightly brown. Set aside.

Place remaining oil from okra in a saucepan and sauté chopped
onion, garlic and seasonings. Add okra to sautéed onions, then tomato sauce and enough water to barely cover okra. Cook on medium fire
for 20-25 minutes. Add lemon juice to the okra and simmer for 10
minutes. This is especially good served over plain fluffy rice or vermicelli

Frozen okra may be used, omitting the sautéing of okra in oil.

Say Bismillah and eat!

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