Total Time
Prep 14 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe comes from my Grandmothers 1941 cookbook "The New American Cook Book"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the rice to a light golden color with 2 T.
  2. melted butter in a medium saucepan.
  3. Add 3 cups water.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Saute celery, pepper and onion in another pan with remaining butter for 6 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes with juice.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Pour into rice.
  9. Add salt.
  10. Simmer covered until rice is tender.
  11. Add okra pods and simmer 15 minutes more.
  12. Serve hot, sprinkle with parsley.


Most Helpful

Yum, yum, yum...brings back so many memories of dinners at my grandmother's. Thanks for the post

Chef 'Diva Divine July 17, 2012

I served this at a braii today. The fresha okra was just looking so good. I also sauted the rice and veggies together because I would only need to clean one pot. Everyone enjoyed it and I will definitely make it again. Thanks so much for sharing!

LauraMac January 09, 2010

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