1 pound fresh green beans
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon dried ground ginger
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

4, 1-cup servings


Wash green beans. Remove the ends and strings. Cut into 1-inch pieces. In a large pan or wok, heat oil over medium heat. Sautée the garlic until it is fragrant. Add the red pepper flakes. Stir for 1 minute. Add beans and toss to mix. Add water and sesame oil (if using). Cover and steam for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the cover. Add the soy sauce, ground ginger, and brown sugar. Stir for 4 to 6 minutes until a sauce forms and the green beans soften to your liking. Mix in sesame seeds and serve warm over brown rice or rice noodles.

Nutritional Analysis: 
120 calories
7g fat
1g saturated fat
0g trans fat
0mg cholesterol
300 mg sodium
14g carbohydrate
4g fiber
7g total sugars
3g added sugars
4g protein

Sautéed Asian Green Beans

Kentucky Proud Project
County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences 
University of Kentucky, Dietetics and Human Nutrition Students

May, 2020

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