2 teaspoons olive or canola oil
2 medium onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 3/4 cups water
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
1 package (10 oz) frozen sliced okra
1 lb catfish cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
In 4-quart nonstick Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and chili powder; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onions are tender. Stir in tomatoes, water, rice, oregano, thyme, cumin and pepper sauce. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Rinse okra under cold running water to separate; drain. Stir okra, fish and bell pepper into tomato mixture. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fish flakes easily with fork and okra is tender.