Okra Gumbo Schmufle

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So I had about a quart of locally grown/organic okra, a ripe tomato, an onion, garlic and half of a red bell pepper. What do you make with that? Okra gumbo of course. I also had some smoked basmati rice. Check it out. It really is tasty with certain foods.

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Saute thin slices of onion, red bell pepper and slivers of garlic in olive oil. Add a spritz of salt and pepper.

Add a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste. Saute until some sticking occurs.

Add a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste. Saute until some sticking occurs.

Add okra, 1 t of smoked paprika, 1 t of curry powder and 1 t of red pepper flakes. Add okra pieces and enough water to simmer.

Add okra, 1 t of smoked paprika, 1 t of curry powder and 1/2 t of red pepper flakes. Add enough water to simmer.

Cover and cook over low heat until flavors meld. Add additional salt if needed.

Cover and cook over low heat until flavors meld. Add additional salt if needed.

Prepare rice according to package instructions. Add cooked rice to okra mixture. Top with fresh cilantro. This is yummy.

Prepare rice according to package instructions. Add cooked rice to okra mixture. Top with fresh cilantro. This is yummy.

This is so filling that it makes an excellent one pot meal. Serve with a salad. Good to go.

This is so filling that it makes an excellent one pot meal. Serve with a salad. Good use of summer okra.

7 comments

    1. I apologize. I realized after posting that I wasn’t clear about the addition of the tomato. I chopped the tomato into chunks and added it with the okra. Are you making?

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