Chinese Buffet - Fresh Green Beans
- Servings Per Recipe: 5
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 190.7
- Total Fat: 8.0 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 1,504.1 mg
- Total Carbs: 30.1 g
- Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
- Protein: 5.8 g
IntroductionJust found this recipe, tweaked it to my taste & I LOVE it. If you're not crazy about the toasted taste of sesame oil, try using olive oil in it's place. If you want to add some heat throw in some crushed red pepper flakes! Just found this recipe, tweaked it to my taste & I LOVE it. If you're not crazy about the toasted taste of sesame oil, try using olive oil in it's place. If you want to add some heat throw in some crushed red pepper flakes!
2 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed & blanched
3 tbs minced garlic
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (opt)
2 1/2 tbs sesame oil (or olive oil)
5 tbs soy sauce
2 1/2 tbs rice vinegar
2 tbs brown sugar, packed
2 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 tsp cornstarch (mixed with water to thicken sauce, opt)
1 tbs sesame seeds (or sliced almonds, opt)
I blanch my green beans first when I begin making the meal. It gives them plenty of time to cool & dry before I stir fry.
Mix your sauce ahead of time (soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, black pepper, salt). It gives the sugar more time to dissolve & the flavors to mix.
Add in the cornstarch mixture SLOWLY (a 1/4 tsp at a time), a little goes along way.
Heat sesame oil in a large skillet; add in garlic & chili flakes (if using) stir fry 1 minute.
Add in beans; cook additional 2 minutes.
Add in soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, black pepper, & salt, cook until sauce reduces & slightly coats the beans. (About 1 - 2 minutes)
If you want a thicker sauce add in the cornstarch/water mixture towards the end of cooking time.
Add in sesame seeds (or almonds), toss to coat.
Serving Size: Serves 5
Number of Servings: 5
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KRISTAG03.
Member Ratings For This Recipe
I LOVE these beans! But I didn't use the soy sauce or corn starch or Brown sugar. I blanched my beans, heated the oil, put in 3 clove of finely copped garlic, 1/2 sm onion and beans. Sprinkled with Mrs. Wages Spicy, stirred every min. for about 5 min. served hot right onto plate . . . DELISH - 2/20/13