f4ba68c1cbedb0122ea82653afbd56f3b53077b88b4c4a5f31 Uncomplicated Healthy Living: Limping Susan http://www.freesearchenginesubmission.infoher-libido.com

Monday, August 24, 2015

Limping Susan

Limping Susan is an okra and rice dish.  The original southern recipe has been changed to fit a healthy lifestyle.  It still keeps the original flavor of the dish with much less fat and more okra.  I also use brown rice instead of the traditional white rice.  I do give fare warning, if you don't like stickiness of okra, you will not like this.  The okra makes the brown rice sticky.  This does not bother me, but, I know it can bother other people.  This has become one of my favorite ways to eat okra.  Try it out and it may become one your favorites also.

Limping Susan

3 slices of bacon, diced
1 cup brown rice
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 minced basil leaves (dried works best)
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. tobasco sauce
1 lb. okra, cleaned and sliced into 1/2" pieces
salt and pepper

Place the bacon in a pot and fry till crisp.  Drain fat till you have 1 tbsp. left in the pot.  Add the brown rice and saute till rice is toasted.  Add broth, basil and tobasco.  Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer.  Cover the rice and steam for 20 minutes.  Lift the cover and add okra.  Do not stir and cover again quickly.  Steam for another 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is cooked and liquid is gone.  Mix okra into rice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

You can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth if you want to.  However, this is not a vegetarian recipe with the bacon being used.  You can try making this without the bacon, but, it will not have the flavor of the original southern recipe.

Have a great week and have fun in the kitchen!

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