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Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars
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"I discovered this dish at my mother-in-law's house during a family holiday buffet. Her being Japanese, she had many friends who brought wonderful Japanese dishes, and this was and has remained one of my favorites. It's light and fresh any time of the year."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 97
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Warm a large skillet or wok over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, pour in canola and sesame oils, then place whole green beans into the skillet. Stir the beans to coat with oil. Cook until the beans are bright green and slightly browned in spots, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in soy sauce; cover, and let sit about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 97 calories; 6.6 8.9 2.7 0 233 Full nutrition

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Delicious, pretty and different. I found I needed to cover the pan a few minutes to ensure the beans were cooked crisp-tender before they would turn too brown. I finished these with a dribble of...

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Substituted plain green beans for Japanese edamame soy beans. However, mine turned out a little salty, so I think I will cut back on the soy sauce for next time.

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Delicious, pretty and different. I found I needed to cover the pan a few minutes to ensure the beans were cooked crisp-tender before they would turn too brown. I finished these with a dribble of...

Very easy and delicious. Everyone at Thanksgiving dinner loved it. You can substitute asparagus for the green beans and sliced or slivered toasted almonds for the sesame seeds.

I used thawed, frozen green beans and it worked, but would have been better with fresh. I also added a clove of minced garlic to the oil with the green beans and it was exactly what I was looki...

We really enjoyed this tasty dish. I did add some fresh garlic to it and some sliced fresh mushrooms. Because of personal time constraints, I actually undercooked the dish at first, chilled it, ...

Loved it..used frozen green beans and half the oils I toasted the sesame seeds first and tossed the beans in gave it a nutttier flavor.. =0)

very good recipe. added 3 cloves of garlic when sauteeing as well as red pepper flakes for some heat. thanks!

Very good! A nice change from same old green beans. Be sure to use regular soy sauce as the mild lower salt left them a little boring.

Delicious! I added roasted red bell pepper for an added kick!

I thought these were pretty good. I used frozen home grown beans and boiled them for a little while first because my husband hates his veggies 'tender crisp' and prefers them softer ... I bet th...