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Soy Glazed Green Beans

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No boring vegetables here! Wake up your typical green bean dish with a little spice and Asian flavor.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Side Dish, Veggie Side-Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Wash green beans. Trim by cutting or snapping off the ends. Finely chop garlic. Set aside.
  • Fill a large saucepan with enough water to cover the beans and add a pinch of salt.
  • Bring the water to a boil and add the beans. Cook about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Heat sesame oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; sauté 30 seconds.
  • Add beans and soy sauce; cook about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds (if desired) and serve.

Notes

Smart Shopping Tips
  • When shopping, look for green beans that are crisp enough to snap in half. Avoid beans that are limp, browning or bruised.
  • Green beans will keep in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for about a week. Wash just before cooking.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Sesame oil adds a nutty, intense flavor. If you don’t have any on hand, any oil (such as canola) will work. The flavor will be lighter.
  • Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Watch to avoid scorching.