Rating: 4.3 stars
165 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2

This is my interpretation of the green beans from my favorite Japanese restaurant. Serve with a grilled steak! You can omit the miso paste if you choose.

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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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  • Place the green beans into a steamer insert and set in a pot over one inch of water. Bring to a boil, cover and steam for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer beans to a serving bowl.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, miso paste, red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger. Pour over the green beans and toss to coat. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Toasting sesame seeds

Heat a dry skillet over medium heat. Add sesame seeds and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly toasted.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 7.1g; fat 1.4g; sodium 350.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (169)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
Mmm mmm mmm... I left out the miso paste and added 1/2 tsp of sesame oil. It made a huge difference in the flavor. Read More
(107)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2006
The recipe is probably great if you follow the directions. It is very important to use low-sodium soy sauce like it states. I had regular soy sauce on hand and the only miso paste I found in the store had added sea salt (I don't know if this is typical). The result was so salty that I couldn't finish it. It was even too much for my boyfriend who puts salt on everything. Read More
(61)
165 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
Mmm mmm mmm... I left out the miso paste and added 1/2 tsp of sesame oil. It made a huge difference in the flavor. Read More
(107)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2006
These were good. The recipe didn't say anything about cooking the garlic--4 raw minced cloves would have been too much for me--so I sauteed the garlic in a little bit of oil mixed in the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer before adding the green beans. Read More
(86)
Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2006
The recipe is probably great if you follow the directions. It is very important to use low-sodium soy sauce like it states. I had regular soy sauce on hand and the only miso paste I found in the store had added sea salt (I don't know if this is typical). The result was so salty that I couldn't finish it. It was even too much for my boyfriend who puts salt on everything. Read More
(61)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2006
I am not a very good cook and I prepared this with frozen green beans and steamed until boiled dry.This was the most delicious side dish.I couldn't believe I prepared it myself.I am also serving this with the Aussie Chicken for my daughters rehearsal dinner.Follow steps and you can't go wrong. Read More
(34)
Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2006
Miso paste is sold in a little tub in the cold section of the grocery store where tofu or health food is found. The miso paste gives the sauce some body and helps with coating the beans. Four cloves of garlic is way too much. I used two and thought it was more than enough. A good recipe and a nice change for the normal green beans. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2006
This was a last-minute decision and I didn't have fresh green beans so I just used canned. (blush) Heated them on the stovetop. In separate pan toasted the sesame seeds; set aside. Used same pan to saute garlic in a tiny bit of olive oil & an even tinier touch of sesame oil. In separate bowl mixed soy sauce red pepper flakes sauteed garlic freshly grated ginger and poured over drained green beans. Added toasted sesame seeds in just before serving. It was a nice side dish for a weeknight dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2007
Delicious! I didn't have ginger and it was just fine. Also I used sesame oil instead of miso (again since I didn't have it in the house) and they turned out great. Of course the more garlic the better. Thanks for posting - excellent! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2006
I really like this recipe. I agree 4 cloves of garlic is a lot even though I like garlic a lot. I would like to try it with cooked garlic but didn't this time. I also added a bit of sesame oil. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2007
Really enjoyed this simple recipe. Tasted great with a bar-b-cued tri-tip (beef). Quick just make sauce before hand...do the beans at last minute when serving your meal. Read More
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