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1 Tb oil (or small amount of water)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. green pepper, chopped
3/4 c. fresh or frozen okra, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups Boca Crumbles (optional)
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper (optional)
1 bay leaf
3 cups cooked brown rice (use 4 cups if omitting the sausage-style crumbles)
8 oz. tomato sauce
15 oz. diced tomatoes

Place oil or water in large frying pan and saute onion, celery, and peppers for about 3 minutes.  Add okra, garlic, and sausage-style crumbles and saute another 5 minutes.  Add seasonings, cooked rice, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes and mix well.  Continue to stir mixture while heating it over medium heat for another 5-10 minutes until well-combined and hot.  Serves 6.