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Okra is Available:


How Does Okra Grow:

Okra grow as a seedpod in a plant.

What to Look for When Buying Okra:

Choose small pods the size of a finger.

Okra Storage Tips:

Store in fridge crisper drawer and use within one-two days.

How to Cook:

Steam for 3-5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts:

Okra are high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.

Okra Recipes: 

Vegetables Side Dish

  • 1 pound fresh okra, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
Fry Okra, tomato, and onion with a little butter in a skillet and serve as a side dish with chicken.
okra sliced

Okra Stir Fry

  • 4-5 okra sliced
  • 3 colored peppers sliced or chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb. chicken strips or beef strips
  • 1/4 Cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • cooked rice
In a skillet, saute chopped onions for several minutes. Add meat strips and cook until no longer pink. Add in sliced okra and peppers and cook several minutes until vegetables are tender. In a separate bowl, blend  teriyaki sauce with cornstarch. Blend together and add into your skillet. Continue to cook until sauce thickens. If you'd like more sauce go ahead and add more teriyaki sauce. Serve over cooked rice.

Okra Cooking Video: Pan Fried Okra Recipe

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