Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Okra Fried Rice

Okra Fried Rice
We first had Okra Fried Rice at a Caribbean inspired party last month and it was just awesome!Never knew that okra could blend so well with rice. The whole dish has a subtle okra flavor and goes well with the jerk chicken (jerk potatoes for the vegetarians) and goat curry.
I didn't get the actual recipe, but tried it anyway and the result was almost similar to the original. So go ahead and try out this awesome Caribbean style Okra Fried Rice.

Fresh Okra/Ladiesfinger: 250g(finely sliced into thin rings)
Onions: 1 small (finely minced)
Garlic: 5 cloves(finely chopped)
Bell Pepper(optional): 1/2( finely chopped into cubes)
Cooked rice: 3 cups(cooled brown or basmati)
Bay leaves: 1-2
Cloves: 2
Cinnamon: 1/2 "
Allspice: 1tsp
Oil: 1tbsp
Soy sauce: 1-2 tsp
Pepper: to taste
Salt: to taste

1)Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon. Then add the chopped onions and garlic and saute till translucent.
2)Add the bell pepper and saute for 5 mins(optional) and then add the okra rings and fry till it loses the stickiness.
3)Add the soy sauce,allspice,pepper and salt and saute for a couple of minutes.
4)Add the cooked rice(you can add some chicken soup base while cooking the rice for added flavor) and mix well.
5)Serve the Okra Fried Rice with 'jerk chicken' or 'jerk potatoes', Chicken curry, or any spicy curry.

Caribbean Style Okra Fried Rice


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy! looks awesome...

kittymatti said...

wow, a nice twist, good recipe

chow and chatter said...

love this J loves okra too bookmarked :-)

Happy new year


Jessica said...

Can't wait to try this!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

I think okra is so underrated!
Happy new Year to you. I haven't stopped by in a while, so sorry about that. I just read your comment on my blog and I have never heard of fenugreek powder. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled! Would fenugreek capsules work too?

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

@Gina-Yes-I'm sure the capsules should work too. Anyway-if you have an Indian store near by,you can buy the fenugreek seeds too(we use it in cooking). You could try sprouting the seeds and adding that to your salads. It's also supposed to help diabetics in controlling their sugar levels(there are a couple of studies on that happening in India).

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

First time here. Glad to see such a beautiful blog. Okra fried rice looks simply delicious and tempting.

Hamaree Rasoi

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

@HCOF-thank u.
@Kittymatti-glad u liked it.
@Reb-Happy New Year to u 2!
@Jes-great,let me know how it turned out!
@Kalyan-yes it is an easy and delicious entree.
@Deepa-WELCOME, hope to see you around!