Chinese Green Beans

Total Time
10 mins
7 mins

Delicious and spicy green beans, just like your favorite Chinese restaurant. Be careful with the sesame oil, or it can overpower your beans. Prep time includes steaming the beans.

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  1. Wash beans, trim ends and remove strings.
  2. Arrange beans in a vegetable steamer (or a colander that will sit nicely in saucepan), and place over boiling water.
  3. Cover and steam 5 minutes.
  4. Drain and plunge into cold water, drain again.
  5. Coat a large nonstick skillet (or wok) with cooking spray or peanut oil and heat until hot.
  6. Add gingerroot and garlic and saute 30 secs.
  7. Add beans, saute 5 minutes.
  8. Combine 2 tablespoons water and remaining 5 ingredients.
  9. Stir well.
  10. Add to beans, cook 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.