Rachael Ray's Green Beans

"These have become a family favorite; an easy side dish that is a quick, elegant addition to anything from the Easter spread to a weeknight meal."
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  • Steam beans in an inch of water, covered, for 5 minutes, or until bright green and crisp-tender. Drain.
  • In a skillet, melt butter in oil, add onion and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or under onions are soft.
  • Toss with green beans and season with salt and pepper to taste (I like using coarse Kosher salt).

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  1. Very nice way to spruce up the humble green bean! The sauteed onions really made a nice sauce for the beans. Easy to make too - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for the Best of 2012 event, recommended by LifeIsgood
  2. I am crazy about this recipe. I just love when a simple recipe has a wow factor. This is going into my best of the best file. The green beans are delicious this way. Great for company! Made for the Pick a Chef event in the Contests and Events forum. Thank you. :)
  3. Great recipe. Simple and yummy. I browned the onions. Thanks Shire Born :) Made for cookbook tag game
  4. My favourite green bean recipe! Just the way I love them most - what else to say :)<br/>Thanks for posting! Made for PAC spring 2011.
  5. Simple and delicious! I did only use 1 tabelspoon of the butter and 1 of the olive oil to cut back on the fat a bit and we really enjoyed these. Thanks for sharing your recipe :) Made for PAC Fall 09


As my name suggests, I am a part-time hobbit, escaping to my quiet life in the Shire whenever I can. In reality, I am a busy student who uses cooking as therapy. I am severely gluten intolerant and mildly dairy intolerant, so most of the recipes I post/comment on will be compatible with my dietary restrictions. Still, I love to eat, and have learned that you don't have to sacrifice flavor and personality when you go gluten and dairy free. I tend to like recipes that are either real homey comfort food, or transport me to the places I've travelled to, or would like to someday visit. I believe in eating organic, ethically raised meat and vegetables. I like to stay as close to nature as possible, eating mostly whole foods.
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