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Cook's Illustrated Stir-Fried Sichuan Green Beans Recipe

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Submitted by rebzillasmom

Makes 4 servings



Szechuan-style stir-fried green beans 4 as a side dish or 2 as a main course. Published January 1, 2007. To make this dish vegetarian, substitute 4 ounces of shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and minced, for the pork. If using mushrooms, you will need to add a teaspoon of oil to the pan in step 3 before adding the mushrooms. The cooking of this dish goes very quickly, so be sure to have all of the ingredients prepped before you start. Serve this dish with steamed white rice.

Recipe Ingredients for Cook's Illustrated Stir-fried Sichuan Green Beans

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound green beans
1/4 pound ground pork
1 tablespoon garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3 scallions
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Recipe Directions for Cook's Illustrated Stir-fried Sichuan Green Beans

  1. In small bowl, stir together soy sauce, sherry, sugar, cornstarch, white pepper, pepper flakes, mustard, and water until sugar dissolves; set aside.

  2. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until just smoking. Add beans and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender and skins are shriveled and blackened in spots, 5 to 8 minutes (reduce heat to medium-high if beans darken too quickly). Transfer beans to large plate.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-high and add pork to now-empty skillet. Cook, breaking pork into small pieces, until no pink remains, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 15 to 20 seconds. Stir sauce to recombine and return beans to pan with sauce. Toss and cook until sauce is thickened, 5 to 10 seconds. Remove pan from heat and stir in scallions and sesame oil. Serve immediately.

Categories

Beans, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 185.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
175
Calories from Fat
84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.3g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Sodium
509mg
21%
Potassium
437mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
14.5g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
10.5g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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