Sesame Green Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 32 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Kosher salt

1 pound green beans, trimmed

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

3 medium shallots, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar


  1. Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil over high heat and salt it generously. Add the beans, and cook, uncovered, until just tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water, set aside.
  2. Whisk the soy sauce, water, sesame oil, cornstarch, and pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add the shallots, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds and cook until the vegetables are golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in the green beans and soy sauce mixture, bring to a boil, and cook until the green beans glaze, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with the vinegar and serve immediately.