Sunday, August 2, 2009

Stir Fried Hot Sichuan Style Green Beans

Serves 8 as a side dish
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons each fresh garlic and fresh ginger, minced
In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and chili flakes. Place a wok or frying pan over high heat, add beans and 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes or until beans are bright green, stirring once. Remove cover and continue cooking until water is fully evaporated. Add oil, garlic, and ginger to pan. Stir fry 1-2 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture to pan. Stir fry until sauce begins to thicken and coat the beans, about 2-3 minutes. Serve hot or cool.

Nutrition info for 1/8 recipe:
Calories:34 (38% from fat)
Fat:1.4g (sat 0.2)

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