I realize that 5 stars is an awfully high rating for such a simple dish. But honestly, I end up eating a pound of green beans every time I make them this way. They end up so tender, and I love the simple flavor created by the sesame seeds and by steaming them in the broth. Depending on what I'm serving them with, I decide whether or not to include the red pepper sauce. You can always serve it on the side if you're not sure how spicy you want them. Enjoy!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 tsp fish sauce or 1/4 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper or 1 tsp Sriracha or other red pepper sauce (if you want a kick)
- In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium heat. Add sesame seeds, and when they start to darken after 30-60 seconds, stir in the green beans. Cook, stirring, until the beans turn bright green.
- Pour in chicken broth, fish sauce or salt, black pepper and/or red pepper to taste. Cover and cook until beans are tender but crisp, about 10 minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates.
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 135g|
|Recipe makes 4 servings|
|Calories from Fat 47||25%|
|Total Fat 5.48g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 0.74g||3%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 27.6g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 11.0g||37%|