In a lage pot of rapidly boiling water, cook green beans until just tender. While beans are cooking, in a small bowl combine soy sauce, oil, and sugar, set aside. Drain beans, set aside. Spray wok or 10" skillet with nonstick cooking spary; place over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until softened, 20-30 seconds. Add green beans, cook, stirring and turning constantly, until well coated, about 2 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture; continue to stir and turn until most of the liquid is absorbed, 1-2 minutes.
Very good, very easy, frying garlic smelled heavenly. Might be good with another tsp of sugar added to caramelize in the high heat. Would be great with some fried rice too. Try the "Not Fried Rice" recipe for a healthy version.
Just about the only thing my wonderful husband doesn't care for is green beans. He liked this dish. I'll be doing it again. I steamed the beans rather than boiling, but I can't think it would make much difference