Lynne Yao's Chinese-Style Green Beans


  • 2-3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Hot chili flakes, to taste
  • Sesame seeds


Step 1: In a large saute pan or skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add garlic and saute until fragrant. 
Step 2: Add the beans and fry for a couple of minutes. 
Step 3: Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water to large skillet with green beans and bring to a boil over high heat. 
Step 4: Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili flakes to the pan, cover, and cook until beans are tender.
Step 5: Transfer to a platter, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve the beans hot.

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