Simple Stir-Fried Green Beans

July 19, 2022

A simplified version of a dish I grew up eating, this savory stir-fried green bean dish is shockingly quick to throw together and uses pantry staples to pack a delicious punch. We recommend serving this with fluffy steamed white rice.



1 bunch Local Roots green beans

1 Tbsp. neutral oil

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

½ tsp. ground ginger

1 Tbsp. sugar

⅓ cup Local Roots soy sauce

Toasted sesame seeds



1. Wash the green beans, then trim the stems and ends of each bean.

2. Heat a medium pan to high heat and add in 1 tbsp of neutral oil. Stir fry the green beans until they are blistered and beginning to bend.

3. In a small bowl, stir together the red pepper flakes, ground ginger, sugar, and soy sauce. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and then set aside.

NOTE: If you would like to preserve more of the green color of the green beans, you can use a light soy sauce instead.

4. Turn the heat to medium-low and add in the sauce you stirred together. Cook until the sauce is reduced and coating each bean and the green beans are slightly softened.

5. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve with a side of white rice. Enjoy!


This recipe was created by Local Roots contributor Irena Huang / @irena__huang

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