White Bean & Okra Rice

White Bean & Okra Rice

White Bean & Okra Rice with sautéed vegetables makes for a delicious and easy cajun-inspired dish, an easy complete protein. For this recipe, we added a package of minced tempeh, which is completely optional and could be substituted for ground beef or turkey.


Serves: 3-4 Time: 45 minutes

White Bean & Okra Rice

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 package chopped frozen okra or 1 lb fresh okra, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • Old bay seasoning to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 Tbs olive oil


  1. Begin by preparing your vegetables.
  2. In a large skillet, set heat to medium-high. Once hot, add the olive oil.
  3. Start by sautéeing the onion, garlic, and celery until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, bring the vegetable broth to a boil in a medium stovetop pot.
  5. Then add the bell pepper and stir continually for another 5 minutes.
  6. Next, add the tomatoes, beans, and okra.
  7. Stir for several minutes and add in the seasonings.
  8. Add in the rice and stir for 2 minutes before adding the hot vegetable broth.
  9. Bring the entire mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low, add in the bay leaves, cover with a lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked. Add more liquid if needed.
  10. Once cooked, serve with chopped scallions and hot sauce if desired, and enjoy!

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