Asian-Style Stir Fried Green Beans
Growing up, I loved it when my mom made stir fried green beans for dinner. The slightly burnt, super garlicky, crunchy/soggy pieces at the bottom were my favorite — my dad and I would fight over those.
- 1 bag frozen green beans thawed and drained (Obviously, fresh would be better. But if you’re short on time, the frozen stuff is great.)
- ¼ cup gluten free soy sauce
- 1 TBSP minced garlic
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 TBSP brown sugar
- ½ TBSP sesame oil
In a large bowl, mix gf soy sauce, ½ tbsp garlic, pepper flakes, and brown sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture is uniform.
Add drained/dried green beans, and toss to coat in sauce.
Heat sesame oil in a pan/wok on medium-high heat. When tiny bubbles start to form in the oil, add remaining minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
Pour green beans/sauce into the heated, oiled pan. Using a spatula, spread green beans out in a more or less even layer in the pan. Cover, and let cook for about 3-5 minutes.
Stir/toss green beans to avoid burning, then cover and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until your green beans get soft and you start seeing browned bits at the tips.
Enjoy immediately, over a bowl of rice.