Cook rice in 2 cups of the water as directed on package. Cover to keep warm.
Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook ground beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
Stir in remaining 1/2 cup water and all remaining ingredients except rice. Cover; simmer 10 minutes or until okra is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve okra mixture over rice. If desired, sprinkle with sliced green onions.