Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I'm hoping this is like what is served at one of our favorite restaurants. I found this on the allrecipes site, it was posted by NELLC.


  1. Warm a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
  2. When the skillet is hot, pour in canola and sesame oils, then place whole green beans into the skillet.
  3. Stir the beans to coat with oil.
  4. Cook until the beans are bright green and slightly browned in spots, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in soy sauce, cover, and let sit about 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a serving platter, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Most Helpful

Very good. I used extra-virgin olive oil and added some sesame oil to enhance the sesame flavor. It was to our desired tenderness after 5 minutes. Threw in some minced garlic because we love garlic! Thanks for posting.

BlueGrapes June 01, 2012

The fresh beans cooked in 5 minutes, adding the sesame seeds the last 1 minute of stir frying to lightly brown. A small amount of toasted sesame oil added some flavor depth. Was a delicious accompaniment to Crab Cakes (Can Be OAMC) especially the extra sauce drizzled over plain brown rice!

COOKGIRl February 05, 2011

These fresh, Japanese style beans went down very well this morning (yes, for breakfast!). I really enjoy crunchy fresh beans so didn't over cook them. The soy sauce adds a nice touch but I adore the flavor of sesame oil in Asian cooking. Made for ZWT6 - Countries of Asia challenge (Japan). Thanks for posting!

A Good Thing May 31, 2010