Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A tastey way to dress up green beans. Quick and easy. I often substitute frozen green beans for convenience.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a sauce pan, bring beans and water to a boil.
  2. reduce heat to medium, cover and cook 10-15 minutes till beans are tender-crisp.
  3. Drain.
  4. Add butter,soy sauce, and toasted sesame seeds.
  5. Toss to coat.


Most Helpful

Great recipe! This is one of my favorite ways to have green beans because it's really easy and goes with a lot of main dishes that I make. Thanks!

Andrea in AK November 05, 2008

Great beans. Couldn't be easier to put this together. Being mid-winter I didn't have fresh beans available and so used canned, drained and microwaved without the added water. I used just 1 tbs of soy and as I thought the flavor was saltier than we needed I'll use just a half tbs next time. The toasted sesame seeds really add great flavor. Veggies don't usually get much response but DH said "Hey, I like these green beans," and that's a good thing!

ReeLani February 07, 2008

I found this recipe in my Quick Cooking magazine and fell in love with it. However I use a full pound of green beans & only 1 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce. These are FABULOUS! Thanks for posting this recipe Karen. :)

SaraBellaBean December 08, 2007

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