Plant Based Recipe - Okra, Bean, & Rice Bowl

Here's a recipe that is 

This recipe has 

NO dairy, 

NO meat &

NO oil!  

OKRA!  This summer's crop of okra is HUGE!  But our diet is OIL FREE!  

So, how do I prepare okra - we've always ate it fried...

 The search was to find how to cook okra with no oil (and no slimy-ness!).  FINALLY found a great recipe!  ROASTED OKRA - this recipe is amazing - it takes jalapeños, onions and okra roasted in the oven, then mix with rice & beans equals BOOM! 

Okra, Bean, & Rice Bowl

3 jalapeños (membrane/seeds removed)
4 cups Chopped Okra, stems removed
1 can Pinto beans; drained or used 1 1/2 cup cooked beans
1 Onion; diced
1 cup uncooked Wild Rice*
2 cups water
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Sea salt 
Spray Cooking Oil

Preheat the oven to 400.  Toss the onions, peppers, and okra on a foil-lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil.  Cover the chopped vegetables (I used more foil) and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Uncover, stir vegetables around and cook for another 30 minutes.  

As the vegetables are cooking - bring the water & salt to a boil and add the rice.  Cook rice until tender. Add the garlic to the rice.

Once the vegetables and rice are cooked - combine together in a large bowl and add beans.  Mix well - and serve.

Serves: 6-8

*Time Saver tip!  Substitute the highlighted ingredients for 2 packets of this rice blend "Seeds of Change - Quinoa & Whole Grain Brown Rice" - this mix takes under 2 minutes to heat up and so good.  Quick & easy!

Purchased at our local Walmart. 

This recipe smells SO GOOD when roasting the vegetables in the oven.  WARNING!  It is EXTREMELY SPICY - super-duper HOT!  But SO TASTY!  I usually do not like spicy, especially this hot - but it was delicious! My boys even enjoyed this recipe!  

Would LOVE to hear from you and see how you prepared this recipe!  Thanks for stopping by - wishing you an AWESOME day - Remember to hug the ones you love, until next time...