Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield
16 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Choose whole-grain rice for an extra boost of fiber. Served together, rice and beans are a complete protein. Cooking the stew with the juices from the tomatoes and beans is a great way to get all the nutrients that are lost during boiling.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 10 ingredients in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and cook, uncovered, 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add rice and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until okra is tender. Remove and discard bay leaf.

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