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Stir-Fried Steamed Garlic Green Beans

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This Stir-Fried Steamed Garlic Green Beans recipe is a simple side dish that pairs well with many Asian-inspired main dishes. It’s quick and easy making it perfect for weeknight meals.

green bean stir fry

This really is the simplest of side dish that pairs well with any Asian inspired main dish. I usually make it with Asian Beef Bowls or with Baked Chicken Egg Rolls.

What you will need to make Stir-Fried Steamed Garlic Green Beans

ingredients for garlic green beans

Green bean
Garlic
ScallionDried red chili, optional
Soy sauce
Sesame oil
Mirin
Wok with a lid or steamer pot and skillet

How to steam green beans and garlic in a wok

green beans and garlic in a steaming basket

I used a wok to steam and stir fry my green beans. This can be done easily with a steaming pot then using a skillet to stir fry the veggies. But if you have a wok, using it to steam is very easy and makes it a one-pot recipe.

pot top over steaming green beans and garlic

To steam, add 2 cups is water plus 1 tablespoon of salt to the wok and bring it to boil. Place a steaming basket over the water and layer the green beans with the garlic in between. Cover with a large pot top and cook for 10-12 minutes. Remove the basket from the wok once the desired finesse is reached.

How to stir-fry Steamed Garlic Green Beans

garlic and red chili in a wok

After draining and drying the wok, heat the sesame oil over low heat. Next, add the garlic, white part of the scallions, and chili pepper is using it. Cook until the scallions are soft. Mash the garlic cloves slightly before removing the red chili.

a plate of cooked garlic green beans

Throw the green beans in the skillet and coat with the contents. Pour in the soy sauce and mirin. Toss around until the beans start to blister. Add the remaining green parts of the scallion then remove the pot from the heat. Season with salt to taste if needed.

Try more Asian-inspired side dishes

Sesame Ginger Slaw
Cilantro Lime Rice

***This recipe was updated on 6/1/2020 for content and correction. It was first published on 11/30/2018.***

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Stir-Fried Steamed Garlic Green Beans

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This Stir-Fried Steamed Garlic Green Beans recipe is a simple side dish that pairs well with many Asian-inspired main dishes. It’s quick and easy making it perfect for weeknight meals.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 16 oz fresh green beans defrosted if using frozen
  • 1/4 c sliced scallion white part
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce low sodium
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 dried red chili pepper optional
  • 2-3 c water + 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • Sesame seeds garnish
  • Scallion garnish

Instructions

  • In a steamer pot or wok, add the 2 cups of water plus 1 tablespoon of salt and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Place a steamer basket over the water, add the green beans and garlic. Cover with lid and steam over medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Remove the basket and set aside.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a wok or pan over medium heat. Once it begins to smoke, which will be very quickly if using a wok, add the garlic, white part of the scallions, and chili pepper is using it. Smash the garlic pieces and removed the chili.
  • Next, add the green beans and toss. Follow with the mirin and soy sauce and toss to coat. Allow the beans to blister slightly before turning off the heat and adding the remaining scallion. Season with salt as needed.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: asian side dish, green beans, side side, vegetables
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Ty

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