New Orleans Rice and Beans
1 cup of chopped okra (frozen is ok)
1 Onion chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 tsp Cayanne pepper (you can add more if you prefer it to be really spicy)
1 Cup of red or brown rice (your choice)
1 Tsp Salt
4 TBS of Earth Balance dairy free butter
1 cup vegetable stock
Splash of red wine vinegar
1 tsp white pepper
½ tsp gumbo file
1 can of beans, kidney beans or white cannellini beans
Prepare rice according to directions add salt.
Sauté okra, onion, celery and cayenne pepper. Add butter, vegetable stock, red wine vinegar, beans, white pepper and gumbo file.
Add cooked rice and simmer.
The longer it sits the more the flavors will seep in.