Chinese Green Beans
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 17
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • vegetable oil cooking spray or 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon gingerroot, peeled,minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
DIRECTIONS
  1. WASH BEANS, TRIM ENDS AND REMOVE STRINGS.
  2. ARRANGE BEANS IN A VEGETABLE STEAMER (OR A COLANDER THAT WILL SIT NICELY IN SAUCEPAN), AND PLACE OVER BOILING WATER.
  3. COVER AND STEAM 5 MINS.
  4. DRAIN AND PLUNGE INTO COLD WATER, DRAIN AGAIN.
  5. COAT A LARGE NONSTICK SKILLET (OR WOK) WITH COOKING SPRAY OR PEANUT OIL AND HEAT UNTIL HOT.
  6. ADD GINGERROOT AND GARLIC AND SAUTE 30 SECS.
  7. ADD BEANS, SAUTE 5 MINS.
  8. COMBINE 2 TABLESPOONS WATER AND REMAINING 5 INGREDIENTS.
  9. STIR WELL.
  10. ADD TO BEANS, COOK 30 SECS OR UNTIL THOROUGHLY HEATED, STIRRING CONSTANTLY.