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Steam Okra / Lady Fingers Recipe 蒸羊角豆

Okra:Simple and Healthy

The preparation is very easy to go and save you a lot of time. My family loves this simple and healthy dish. Light and not oily. I used to dislike this vegetable because of its sticky mucous-liked texture. Once you used to it, you will love okra!

Okra is sold very cheap in Malaysia. It contains good source of fiber, vitamin C and folate. You can get 12 okra in a pack for only RM1. It is also easy to plant in warm tropical area.


1 pack okra ( 10-15 okras, depends on size)
1 tbsp fried garlic
1 tbsp soy sauce


1. Steam the okra for 5-7 minutes on top of the rice in a rice cooker ( When the rice is almost cooked). 

   Alternative ways : 
  • Cook it in a steamer for 5 mins.
  • Steam in a pot for 5-7 mins.
  • Cook in a boiling water pot for 3 mins.

2. Take it out from the rice cooker. 
3. Spread the fried garlic and soy sauce on top of the dish. It is ready to serve!

Note: Most of the Chinese background family would normally have fried garlic at home all times because it is really convenient and good in flavouring the dish. If you don't have it at home, don't worry. Put 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, put 1 tbsp of minced garlic and stir it until golden brown. 


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