I didn't realize that okra is really popular in the south. I found some interesting uses for okra (mostly fried) but I came across something called pilaf. This is apparently different from pilau, which is completely different from pulao.
I am still in confusion over this. But despite the confusion, I somehow ended up making a dish that combined all three of these! It's a sort of southern/Cajun/Indian confused dish. But it tastes good. And it's easy. And healthy.
I started off heating some coconut oil (YES, I finally bought some!) and threw in some mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, and green chilis.
Then I added the following: corn, okra, celery, red bell peppers, and seitan. Then I added some olive oil, salt, cumin-corriander powder, and turmeric. I let it sit, covered, for 5-10 minutes.
This could be eaten with a chapatti, tortilla, bread, or whatever. But I, of course, chose the quinoa route.
Nice and fluffy!!!
So I combined the two and ate it with a side of yogurt (nonfat Greek!).
That is one DENSE meal.