Chinese Green Beans Stir Fry

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I love an easy and delicious veggie side dish idea to add to my entrees, and this Chinese Green beans Stir Fry is one of those! Just a few simple ingredients, and some easy steps, and you can make your own!

What to pair with Chinese Green Beans Stir Fry

This recipe is perfect as a side dish with any Asian flavor main dish! If you’re looking for some ideas for the entrée, I’ve got plenty:

Beef / Pork / Chicken Entrees:

Seafood Entrees:

Thick Soy Sauce

I do not use regular soy sauce for this recipe. I use Thick Soy Sauce, aka Soy Paste. There’s actually many different types of soy sauce! Thick soy sauce is a lot thicker than your normal soy sauce. It has a richer, sweeter flavor, which is perfect for this dish.

If you can’t find any thick soy sauce, you can actually use regular soy sauce. If you do this route, here’s a couple of recommendations:

  • Add a little bit more sweetener. Since Thick soy sauce is more sweet, you are now missing a flavor, so I would recommend adding a bit more sugar or sweetener of your choice.
  • Thicken it. Since Thick soy sauce is, well duh, more thick, you may want to add something to thicken the sauce. To do this, you can mix cornstarch and water in a separate bowl to create a thickener, and then adding it to the dish prior to adding the basil.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp thick soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • Salt, as desired

Directions

Heat sesame oil in a work or frying pan over medium heat.

Add garlic and stir to cook until aromatic, about 30 seconds.

Add green beans and stir for about a minute, add 2 tbsp of water, and then cover for 3 minutes.

Uncover and then add thick soy sauce, sugar, salt as desired, and stir fry for about 2 more minutes.

Remove from heat and serve!

Chinese Green Beans Stir Fry
Chinese Green Beans Stir Fry
Chinese Green Beans Stir Fry
Chinese Green beans Stir Fry

Chinese Green beans Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp thick soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

    1. Heat sesame oil in a work or frying pan over medium heat.
    2. Add garlic and stir to cook until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
    3. Add green beans and stir for about a minute, add 2 tbsp of water, and then cover for 3 minutes.
    4. Uncover and then add thick soy sauce, sugar, salt as desired, and stir fry for about 2 more minutes.
    5. Remove from heat and serve!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 592mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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