Mandarin Green Beans

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Julesong

A delicious and different way to fix your fresh green beans. :)

Top Review by Marla Swoffer

This is a true five-star recipe--a restaurant quality dish that's a cinch to make. I messed up steps 6-8 and accidentally mixed it all up at once, but it didn't affect the outcome. Wonderful flavor and perfectly crisp-tender texture. Thanks so much for posting another winner! (p.s. step 6 says vinegar but I assumed you meant lemon juice since vinegar wasn't listed as an ingredient)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 4 cups water in a pot and add green beans.
  2. Boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain liquid and save.
  4. Lightly brown almonds in oil.
  5. Add celery and sauté for 2 minutes.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of liquid from the boiled beans, chicken bouillon, soy sauce, sugar and lemon juice.
  7. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
  8. Stir in green beans until hot through.
  9. Add cornstarch mixture and cook until sauce thickens.

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