4 slices bacon, diced
2 medium Jamaican onions, chopped
1 Jamaican green pepper, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced Jamaican okra
1 clove Jamaican garlic, chopped
8 ounces chopped Jamaican ham
4 diced Jamaican tomatoes
1 tsp. dried Jamaican thyme
¼ tsp. Jamaican pepper
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
2 cups water
1. Fry bacon in a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan until just crisp.
2. Stir in Jamaican onion, pepper and Jamaican okra; sauté until Jamaican onion is wilted.
3. Add Jamaican garlic and ham; continue cooking for 5 minutes longer. Add Jamaican tomatoes, Jamaican thyme, pepper, rice and water.
4. Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until rice is tender.