CHINESE RESTAURANT-STYLE GREEN BEANS

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Teresa G

By
@GrannyGravymaker

If you like the green beans served at most Chinese restaurants, I'm pretty sure you'll love these. I usually cook my green beans "country-style," but sometimes I just have to switch things up a bit. This is my own recipe for green beans that are a little sweet, a little savory and just deliciously different! They're a wonderful side dish to accompany fish, chicken or pork and even the children just might ask for more.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    finely minced fresh garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely minced ginger (may use bottled)
  • 2 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 tsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1 pinch
    red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 lb
    fresh green beans, cleaned and halved (or frozen, see *note)
  • 1/3 c
    water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp
    sesame seeds (optional)

How to Make CHINESE RESTAURANT-STYLE GREEN BEANS

Step-by-Step

  1. (*NOTE: Use only young, tender, very fresh green beans or frozen, thawed and drained. If using frozen, decrease water to 1/4 cup and decrease first simmer time to 3 minutes.)
  2. Gather and prep all ingredients.
  3. In a small bowl or jar, mix together garlic, ginger and oils; set aside.
  4. In another small bowl, mix together soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, white pepper and red pepper flakes; set aside.
  5. Add 1/3 cup water to a large non-stick skillet with a tight-fitting lid; bring water to a simmer over medium/medium-high heat; add green beans, cover , reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove lid; simmer over medium-low heat until all water is evaporated.
  7. Add garlic mixture; stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add soy sauce mixture; stir and cook until most of the liquid is evaporated and beans are glazed.
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve immediately. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

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