• 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups sliced fresh okra*
  • Boiling water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped*
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped*
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped*
  • Cooked rice, optional*


  1. In a small shallow bowl, combine the sugar, flour, salt and pepper; set aside. In a small saucepan, cover and cook okra in boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes and reserved sugar; cook for 5 minutes. Add okra. Heat through, stirring as little as possible. Serve with rice if desired.

Ag Fact: Okra has been used throughout history for medicinal purposes, treating sore throats and other pains.

*is a Certified SC ingredient