Spicy Green Beans

Schezwan Green Beans

This question is for all the vegetarians out there, what do you guys order when you eat out at an Asian restaurant? My choices are mostly restricted to green beans and tofu, sometimes there’s some eggplant dish and that’s mostly about it. Yeah maybe some noodles, rice and salads too. I always look at the big menu which is there for everyone and then they will bring a super small vegetarian menu : ( Anyway I don’t really mind the limited options because I love all the veggies especially when cooked in Asian style.

I was not very fond of green beans growing up, but I have always loved the Asian style spicy green beans [schezwan green beans]. I am sure everyone must have tried the spicy green beans at PF Chang’s and this recipe is quite similar to that. Now don’t laugh that I call the dish spicy and add only 1/2 teaspoon of red chili flakes! I have mentioned this so many times on my blog that in spite of being an Indian, I cannot eat very spicy food. So 1/2 teaspoon was just right enough for me to call these green beans spicy. You can definitely add more to make it spicier!

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I have a fun Giveaway planned on the blog tomorrow! So make sure to come back and check that out.

 

Method

Bring water to boil in a pan. Once water is hot add the trimmed green beans and let it simmer for around 6 minutes till beans are tender.

Take out the green beans, drain the water and set aside.

In a small bowl mix together soy sauce, white vinegar, white pepper, red chili flakes and sugar. Set aside.

Spicy Green Beans-Recipe-Step-1Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a pan on medium-high heat.

Once hot, add the minced ginger and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes till the garlic and ginger just start to turn golden brown in color.

Add the green beans to pan and mix. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Spicy Green Beans-Recipe-Step-2Now add the sauce which we had prepared earlier and mix.

Cook the sauce for 2 minutes till it coats all the green beans well. Add some roasted sesame seeds and mix.

Place the green beans on the serving plate and sprinkle some more sesame seeds on top.Spicy Green Beans-Recipe-Step-3Serve spicy green beans with rice of your choice or noodles!

Asian Style Spicy Green Beans

* Adjust spice levels to taste and preference.

* Sesame oil is preferred for this recipe but it’s fine if you don’t have it. Use vegetable oil in place and the beans would still taste great.

* If you don’t have ready to use toasted sesame seeds, you can toast them easily in a pan. Place the sesame seeds in a pan on medium heat. Stir till they start popping and turning light golden brown, remove from flame and use in the recipe.

and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway! You can win $50 Gift Card from Sur La Table. Click on the picture to enter!

cwm-surlatable-giveaway

Spicy Green Beans

Asian style Spicy Green Beans, goes well with Rice & Noodles! [Vegan]
Servings: 3
Calories: 112 kcal
Author: Manali
Print

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil in a pan. Once water is hot add the trimmed green beans and let it simmer for around 6 minutes till beans are tender.
  2. Take out the green beans, drain the water and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl mix together soy sauce, white vinegar, white pepper, red chili flakes and sugar. Set aside.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a pan on medium-high heat.
  5. Once hot, add the minced ginger and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes till the garlic and ginger just start to turn golden brown in color.
  6. Add the green beans to pan and mix. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Now add the sauce which we had prepared earlier and mix.
  8. Cook the sauce for 2 minutes till it coats all the green beans well. Add some roasted sesame seeds and mix.
  9. Place the green beans on the serving plate and sprinkle some more sesame seeds on top.
  10. Serve spicy green beans with rice of your choice or noodles!
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 853mg 36%
Potassium 350mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 22.8%
Vitamin C 23.4%
Calcium 6.1%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

22 thoughts on “Spicy Green Beans

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *