Easy Microwave Szechuan Green Beans

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by deborahk

Fabulous easy version of the classic, low fat, low sodium version. This is from Barbara Kafka's cookbook, "Microwave Gourmet," with only very minor changes. If you don't own this book, I recommend it highly! My copy is about 20 years old, and was one of the first cookbooks I bought as a grown-up.

Top Review by Tea Girl

Wow, this are really good! I did it with regular soy sauce, Turkish pepper flakes and fresh ginger. My DH was asking for more them before he wanted more meat, which almost never happens, so he must have thought they were very good. It reminded me of a dish I used to have at my favourite Chinese place where I grew up before they retired. Thanks for sharing. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely chop garlic, ginger and scallions together. Place in 14” x 11” x 2” dish, cover with vegetable oil. Cook on high for 3 minutes.
  2. Removed dish from microwave oven, stir in soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.
  3. Add green beans, stirring to distribute sauce.
  4. Cook, uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring 3-4 times during cooking.
  5. Serve hot or cold. Can be made ahead and reheated for serving.

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