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Shortcut Okra Jambalaya

Use leftover cooked rice for this easy recipe.


  • 1 basket okra, cleaned and chopped
  • 2-3 tomatoes, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper or hot pepper, diced 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 small sweet onion, sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked kidney beans (or use leftover chicken or sausage)
  • About 1/4 broth or water 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of cumin, red chili, paprika, black pepper, oregano and thyme
  • Salt to taste


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, add okra and onions. Sauté for about 5 minutes then add tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, spices and broth. Stir well, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for about 7 minutes, adding water if necessary to keep vegetables from sticking. Add beans (or chicken or sausage) and rice and a bit more both or water if necessary to moisten. Cook, stirring frequently until rice is heated through. Add salt to taste and serve.

Submitted by Sara Jones, Tucson CSA