This is an easy way to serve great vegetables with your meal. Green beans are stir fried in vegetable oil and soy sauce, then sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds to create this surprisingly easy, tasty, and impressive side dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toast sesame seeds in a large dry skillet over medium heat until they turn golden brown. Spread out onto a plate and allow to cool.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans and soy sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until the beans are hot and tender, about 10 minutes. Season with black pepper to taste, and toss with toasted sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 10.5g 3% DV; fat 15.1g 23% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 602.7mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2007
I didn't use nearly as much oil as the recipe called for and I used a mixture of part sesame and vegetable. I used just a sprinkling of sesame seeds rather than what the recipe stated. Just a couple of changes and this recipe is great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/30/2008
Good idea but the additions to the beans are all overkill in proportion. I used half of the sesame seeds and my beans were swimming in them. Same with the soy sauce and the amount of oil was totally unnecessary. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
09/30/2008
Good idea but the additions to the beans are all overkill in proportion. I used half of the sesame seeds and my beans were swimming in them. Same with the soy sauce and the amount of oil was totally unnecessary. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2007
I didn't use nearly as much oil as the recipe called for and I used a mixture of part sesame and vegetable. I used just a sprinkling of sesame seeds rather than what the recipe stated. Just a couple of changes and this recipe is great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2007
Made this recipe with fresh green beans. It was good- felt it was missing something though. Perhaps a bit of garlic... Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/09/2011
These didn't look very good and they didn't taste very good either. The one posted picture of this recipe is extremely misleading - with all that soy sauce in this recipe trust me those green beans do not look like THIS recipe - unless the submitter forgot the soy sauce or chose not to use it. These beans are an unattractive shade of greeny-brown. And they basically taste like... green beans and soy sauce. One of the rare occasions Hubs and I not only agreed on a review of a recipe but we did so immediately without hesitation. The other issue is that there is no way you'd want to use the overload of sesame seeds called for. I used fresh green beans which theoretically should have made these even better but unfortunately this was a real miss for us. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2007
Needs less oil soy sauce and especially sesame seeds or more green beens and it will be great. Good flavor. Try mixing part sesame oil and part vegetable oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
I added a little sesame oil to finish along with a few tablespoons of broth. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2012
I had had something similar to this several years ago and have wanted to try it. The toasted sesame seeds at the end really are needed (not necessarily that much but 2-3 tbsp). I also added sesame oil per some of the other suggestions but it didn't have the sesame taste I wanted until I added the toasted seeds. Agree with previous comments the soy causes the beans to brown a bit. I served it with Chinese Pork Chops and they paired nicely. Would make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2011
The recipe was delicious and very simple to make. We did everything as suggested and it turned out good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2009
These were very tasty and SO easy. I just eyeballed all the proportions - used a little oil (1/2 vegetable and 1/2 sesame) a liberal amount of soy sauce cooked as directed and then sprinkled liberally with sesame seeds. They were very popular and I will make them again with asian dishes. Read More
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