Sesame Green Beans

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 11 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 pounds green beans, washed and trimmed

1 tablespoon wok or vegetable oil, 1 turn of the pan in a slow stream

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil, several drops or a drizzle

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (a handful)

Coarse salt


  1. Steam green beans covered in 1/2-inch boiling water for 2 minutes. Transfer beans to a colander and run under cold water. Drain well.
  2. Heat a wok shaped skillet or large nonstick frying pan over high heat. Go once-around-the-pan with wok or vegetable oil, add several drops sesame oil, and crushed pepper flakes. The pan will smoke. Add beans and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add sesame seeds and coarse salt and toss to coat beans evenly.

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