Szechuan Green Beans Recipe

Looking for an easy Szechuan Green Beans recipe? Learn how to make Szechuan Green Beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by resipsa99

Makes 4 servings



These beans are "dry-fried," a Szechuan cooking technique that makes them extra tender. The recipe calls for Chinese longbeans, but you can use haricots verts, green beans or runner beans. The recipe normally calls for chili peppers, but I've used chili paste - feel free to substitute dried red chilis if desired. Serves 4.

Recipe Ingredients for Szechuan Green Beans

1 pound green beans
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
2 scallions
1/2 teaspoon chili paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash Pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Recipe Directions for Szechuan Green Beans

  1. Wash the longbeans, drain thoroughly, and trim the tops and bottoms.

  2. Cut the longbeans on the diagonal into slices approximately 2 inches long.

  3. Chop the garlic, ginger and white part of the scallions.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the longbeans and stir-fry until they start to shrivel or "pucker" and turn brown (5 - 7 minutes). Remove the long beans and drain in a colander or on paper towels.

  5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger and scallions. Stir-fry for a few seconds, then add the chili paste and stir-fry for a few more seconds until aromatic. Add the longbeans and the remaining ingredients. Mix together and serve.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 136.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
112
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
385mg
16%
Potassium
293mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
11.2g
4%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
2.7g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 5% Iron 8%
* 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
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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