Spicy Stir-Fried String Beans

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Spicy Stir-Fried String Beans

Skip greasy takeout and try this easy stir-fried green beans recipe. If you don’t have a wok, you can make these stir-fried green beans just as well in a skillet.

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1-2 teaspoons Asian hot sauce, such as Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound green and/or yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Whisk water, soy sauce, cornstarch and hot sauce to taste in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans, ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sauce mixture; cook, stirring frequently, until the beans are tender-crisp and coated with sauce, 4 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 97
fat 5 g (0 g sat, 3 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 12 g
protein 3 g
fiber 4 g
sodium 285 mg
potassium 208 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (20% daily value), Vitamin A (16% dv)

Carbohydrate Serving 1

Exchanges 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat

From EatingWell May/June 2012