Okie Shrimp & Okra
2 cups instant brown rice
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1/2 lb fresh okra, sliced
1 large bell pepper, diced
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb frozen peeled & deveined shrimp
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Prepare rice according to package directions. Fluff with fork & set aside.
In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 Tbsp oil over medium-high. Add okra & pepper. Cook 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add tomatoes & cook 2-3 minutes. Transfer to large bowl.
Add remaining oil, garlic, shrimp & red pepper flakes to skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes or until shrimp is fully cooked. Stir in okra mixture & cook 1-2 minutes or until warm.
Serve over rice & top with parsley.
Okra is harvested during the months of July thru September. During other months, okra can be bought in the frozen section of your local grocery store.