Simple and full of flavor microwave green beans. Steam it or stir-fry it. A good basic recipe that you can build on. Prepare it many ways with varying ingredients. Delicious either way. A great veggie side that pairs well with most dishes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place green beans in a microwave-safe glass dish. Add water, garlic, oil, basil, salt, and pepper and mix together. Cover the dish with a lid.

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  • Microwave on high power for 5 minutes.

  • Check water level, adding more if needed, and stir green beans. Replace the lid and microwave until tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

Easily adaptable for stir-frying or stovetop steaming.

You can use dill or marjoram in place of basil. If using fresh herbs, be sure to add them towards the last couple minutes of cooking. Vary flavors by using different specialty oils.

Nutrition Facts

46 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 5.9g; fat 2.4g; sodium 31.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2020
3.27.20 There’s no reason not to eat fresh veggies when they’re this easy. Read More
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