Szechuan-Style Green Beans

Szechuan-Style Green Beans

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  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 32 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

The perfect way to spice up a boring side dish of green beans, this Chinese-inspired dish pairs well with cashew chicken.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Rinse the beans off in cold water and drain. Trim off the ends and then cut into 3-inch pieces.
  2. Mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, chili flakes, and white pepper in a medium bowl with a whisk.
  3. Place a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the beans along with 1/4 cup of water and cook, covered, for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove the cover and continue to cook the beans until all of the water has evaporated, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add in the oil, garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute and then pour in the soy spice mixture. Continue cooking the beans for 3 minutes until the sauce thickens. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.

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