Steamed Okra

Steamed Okra

Okra is one of those controversial vegetables. Most people think slime or fried. But those who think slime are usually remembering boiled okra. Have you ever tried steamed okra? It’s one of our favorites and is truly fast food! Main thing to remember–DO NOT overcook! 

Course vegetables
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 16 kcal


  • 12 okra whole, do not cut any part of them off!


  1. WASH okra.
  2. BRING 1/2 inch of water to a boil in a kettle.
  3. PLACE okra in a steamer basket.
  4. ADD steamer basket to kettle with boiling water and cover.
  5. STEAM for three minutes (if small) OR 4-5 minutes (if larger).

  6. REMOVE from heat, pour into a bowl and sprinkle with salt and seasonings immediately.

  7. SERVE as a side Or use your favorite salad dressing as a dip.

Nutrition Facts
Steamed Okra
Amount Per Serving (4 okra)
Calories 16 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 344IU7%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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