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    Ginger Garlic Green Beans


    Recipe Description
    Asian-style green beans. Finally, a green bean dish that doesn't require slivered almonds or french-fried onions!!
    Preparation Steps:
    If you have fresh garlic, peel several cloves and mince finely.

    If you use fresh ginger, peel and chop finely. (I just used the pre-chopped ginger from a jar.)
    Level of Difficulty:
    Easy
    Time Needed:
    20 minutes
    Ingredients:
    1 pound green beans, trimmed
    3-4 garlic cloves, minced finely
    1 T soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
    1 T chopped ginger
    2 tsps unseasoned rice vinegar
    1 T vegetable oil
    1/2 tsp Asian sesame oil
    sesame seeds, toasted (optional, for garnish)
    Serves:
    4 servings
    Directions:
    Mash garlic to a paste, then stir together with soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, and oils in a large bowl. Set aside.

    Cook green beans in salted water for 6-7 minutes, just until tender, then drain, plunge into ice water to stop them from cooking to mushiness, and pat dry. (OR, cheat and buy the green beans in a bag that you just pop in the microwave).

    Add beans to sauce and mix. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

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    These sound like a refreshing change!!
    Can't wait to try these...Thanks for sharing!!

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    These sound wonderful! Heh, agree about the french fried onions. I have a bag in the freezer and was thinking of some way to spruce them up. Perfect!

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    Oh I think I'm in love with green beans again.

    Thanks Madhen!

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    They are wonderful. I made them for the first time at Christmas, then ran out and bought about another five pounds of green beans, so I can have them all to myself this time!

    The beans taste good hot or cold, by the way, so they make a nice healthy snack to leave in the fridge.

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    Can I use seasoned rice vinegar? I have a bottle of that.

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    I wouldn't think it would make a difference, but I don't know what seasoned rice vinegar tastes like. What is the seasoning? If it is garlic or some other thing that would complement green beans or soy sauce, I imagine it would be fine.

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    I had to go look. Seems their idea of 'seasoned' is HFCS, salt, and brown sugar. I sampled it and it does have a bit of a sweet taste to it but I think it'll be fine in your recipe. I bought it to use in sesame noodles.

    So now I know what vegetable dish I want to make tonight. Now to figure out what I want to do with the chicken breasts.

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    Yum, this is good. Except I forgot to drain off the water before I poured the green beans into the bowl (microwave-in-bag) so it diluted the sauce but they're still delicious! DH gives a thumbs up.

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