Instant Pot Frozen Okra

Instant Pot Frozen Okra

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Cooking frozen okra in the Instant Pot is so fast and easy. You will love making okra in the Instant Pot for a healthy and delicious side dish!

hand holding package of frozen okra in front of instant pot

Instant Pot Frozen Okra

This is one of the easiest ways you can cook okra! Buy it frozen and keep it in the freezer for when you are ready to use it.

Makes a great vegetarian side dish to go along with lunch or dinner. You can season it to your liking! I use salt, pepper, and olive oil on mine but feel free to get creative.

frozen okra in the instant pot

Health Benefits of Okra

Okra is a great vegetable to add to your diet if you are looking to get in more health benefits! It is even allowed on the keto diet.

Technically speaking, okra is actually a fruit because it contains seeds! When we think of okra, we usually associate it with gumbo and cajun/creole cuisine in the south.

The plant is native to Africa and the tropical Eastern hemisphere. After it was brought to the U.S. by French colonists, it has been grown across the east coast since the mid-1700s.

Okra is packed with some great nutrients! For one, it contains a large amount of soluble fiber from gums and pectins. Furthermore, Okra has high levels of Vitamin B6, folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, and zinc! Not to mention, it is high in antioxidants, which can help fight inflammation in the body and lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, digestive diseases, and even some cancers.

okra in the instant pot

How to Cook Instant Pot Frozen Okra

This recipe is so easy! All you need is frozen okra and some water!

First take out your Instant Pot. Then add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot.

Then pour in some frozen okra. Feel free to layer the okra on top of itself, it will cook all at the same time.

frozen okra in the instant pot

Set the valve to the sealing position. Then set the time to 1 minute at High Pressure.

After it is done, use the Quick Release function to release the steam.

That’s it!

Then strain your okra onto a plate for serving.

Now you can add salt and pepper to taste, along with a drizzle of olive oil. Or you can use whatever seasonings you prefer!

cooked okra on a white plate

What to Serve with Instant Pot Okra

You can serve this side dish on it’s own if you want, or pair it with another recipe for a more filling and delicious meal! Why not go southern style?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

fork holding piece of okra over plate filled with okra

More Instant Pot Recipes

If you enjoyed this Instant Pot Frozen Okra recipe, make sure to check out my other Instant Pot recipes! I have plenty to choose from, whether you’re looking for something healthy or a decadent treat!

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Instant Pot Frozen Okra

Cooking frozen okra in the Instant Pot is so fast and easy. You will love making okra in the Instant Pot for a healthy and delicious side dish!
Cook Time1 min
Total Time2 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: okra
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 34kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 Package frozen okra
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil optional

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Instructions

  • First add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot.
  • Then pour in the frozen okra.
  • Close the list and set the valve to the sealing position. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on High for 1 minute.
  • When done, use the Quick Release function to release the steam. Wait until the pin drops before opening the lid of the Instant Pot.
  • Drain and remove okra from Instant Pot to serving plate.
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Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.52g | Protein: 1.92g | Fat: 0.28g | Saturated Fat: 0.074g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 3.37g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 14.1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 0.65mg
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