Rating: 4.47 stars
462 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 280
  • 4 star values: 137
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3

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

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 6.6g; sodium 232.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (312)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
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 toasted sesame seed oil at the end which really enhanced the flavor, and I believe this would have been kind of boring without it. These were so good and flavorful that this is one of those rare occasions where the addition of garlic wouldn't necessarily have made this any better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2007
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. Read More
(11)
462 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 280
  • 4 star values: 137
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
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 toasted sesame seed oil at the end which really enhanced the flavor, and I believe this would have been kind of boring without it. These were so good and flavorful that this is one of those rare occasions where the addition of garlic wouldn't necessarily have made this any better. Read More
(163)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2006
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 looking for, YUMMY! UPDATE: I wanted this again, but had no green beans so I used broccoli instead and it was equally delicious (although I used a little more soy sauce & sesame oil since they soaked it right up)! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2007
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 and we ate it later just heated it up in the microwave and it was excellent. Steams well in the microwave for about 2 minutes in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2007
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) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2005
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. Read More
(22)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2007
very good recipe. added 3 cloves of garlic when sauteeing as well as red pepper flakes for some heat. thanks! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2005
Delicious! I added roasted red bell pepper for an added kick! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2007
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 this would have been great with fresh beans especially if you like your beans a little crispy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2007
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. Read More
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