Spicy Stir-Fried String Beans

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.

From EatingWell: May/June 2012
Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25


  1. 3/4 cup water
  2. 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  3. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  4. 1-2 teaspoons Asian hot sauce, such as Sriracha
  5. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  6. 1 pound green and/or yellow wax beans, trimmed
  7. 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  8. 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  9. 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: 97 calories; 5 g fat (0 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 4 g fiber; 285 mg sodium; 208 mg potassium.

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

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat