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Easy Okra Bowl

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A simple to make Okra Bowl recipe. As promised, here is a great dish to go with that Cinnamon Spiced Rice from a few days ago. Although this light Okra Bowl goes great with just about any grain (brown rice, couscous, barley, etc.) it definitely pairs well with the flavors in the Cinnamon Spiced Rice.
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Okra 16 Ounce, frozen
  Chickpeas 15 Ounce
  Chicken broth 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Curry powder 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Ginger 2 Teaspoon, grated
  Jalapeno 1⁄2 , chopped
  Red onion 1 , chopped
  Pepper To Taste

1. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and jalapeno and sauté for two minutes.
2. Stir in garlic, ginger, curry, salt and pepper and saute for another three minutes.
3. Add veggie broth and chickpeas. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil.
4. Once boiling, stir in okra and reduce heat to med low and simmer for five minutes or until okra is cooked through. Stir in cilantro and serve!! *If the veggie mixture starts to look a little dry, simply add a bit more broth. That African 'Lady Finger' Okra, or lady's finger, is a flowering plant in the mallow family Malvaceae, originating somewhere near present-day Ethiopia. The word okra is of West African origin and is cognate with "ókùrù" in Igbo, a language spoken in what is now known as Nigeria.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Okra, Vegetable
Healthy, Quick
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Okra or lady's finger is a commonly available vegetable and it is loaded with nutritional values. Here, the chef is preparing a spicy dish of okra by adding some exotic spices like curry powder. This dish is a perfect side dish for rice or barley or couscous.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 981 Calories from Fat 185

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.8%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 649.9 mg27.1%

Total Carbohydrates 158 g52.8%

Dietary Fiber 47.7 g190.8%

Sugars 31.4 g

Protein 48 g96.5%

Vitamin A 24.3% Vitamin C 109.5%

Calcium 46.1% Iron 93.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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