Vegan and delicious. Soy garlic green beans cooks in seven minutes flat and prep time is under five minutes. May be served as a side dish too.

Soy Garlic Green Beans

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian Fusion
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Connie Veneracion



  • Boil two cups of water in a wok or frying pan. Dump in the trimmed beans and cook for two to three minutes. Scoop out and drain.
  • Discard the water and wipe the wok or drying pan dry. Set the stove to medium heat. Reheat the wok and frying pan.
  • Pour in the sesame seed oil.
  • Saute the chopped garlic and drained green beans for about half a minute or just until the aroma of garlic starts to waft through the kitchen.
  • Pour in the mirin (or whatever rice wine you're using) and soy sauce. Stir.
  • Cook the green beans, uncovered, for another two to three minutes or until done and until they have soaked up much of the sauce.
  • Transfer the cooked beans on a plate. Spoon the garlic and whatever sauce is left over them.
  • Sprinkle in the sesame seeds and serve at once.