Delicious Asian green beans recipe

Asian Green Beans have been part of the Asian cuisine for centuries. They are a flavorful, crunchy side dish that can add nutrition to any meal. From stir-fries to salads or simply steamed and served with a sprinkle of sea salt, there is something for everyone! This Asian style green bean dish is sure to please any crowd. Use my delicious and easy recipe to create an easy side dish everyone will love!

Asian green beans

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Green beans can be used in a variety of recipes, making them an incredibly versatile ingredient. In this article I will provide you with a delicious recipe for Asian green bean as well as answer some frequently asked questions about the vegetable.

The delicious combination of blistered tender-crips green beans and Asian spices make this simple side dish the perfect accompaniment to any main course. Whether you’re serving a quick weeknight meal or preparing a meal for a fancy dinner party, this amazing recipe is the perfect choice! On top of being packed with flavor, this quick side dish couldn’t be easier to make! Just combine the short list of ingredients, sauté them in a hot pan, and serve these Asian green beans to your family in under 15 minutes.

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Are Chinese green beans good for you?

Yes! Chinese green beans are an incredibly nutritious vegetable. They are a great source of dietary fiber, which is important for digestive health and can help reduce cholesterol. Green beans are also filled with vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and manganese. Eating green vegetables like these Chinese green beans can help improve overall health and reduce risk of certain diseases.

What are Asian green beans?

Asian green beans are a variety of long, slender green bean that is popular in Asian cuisine. They have a crunchy texture and a mild flavor, making them the perfect addition to any stir-fry or salad. Compared to other types of green beans, Asian green beans have thinner skins which makes them easier to cook and eat.

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Why is my green bean water red?

If your green bean water turns red, it is likely due to the presence of an anthocyanin pigment. Anthocyanins are antioxidants found in some vegetables that can cause the cooking liquid to turn bright red or purple. This commonly occurs when cooking Asian green beans as they naturally contain higher levels of this pigment. Don’t worry – this does not mean your green beans are spoiled or inedible. It just means they have a higher antioxidant content!

Note: If you find that the liquid has changed color, it is best to discard the cooking liquid and start over with fresh water.

With this delicious recipe for Asian green beans and a bit of knowledge about the vegetable, you’ll be able to whip up a flavorful side dish in no time! As always, remember to store your green beans properly and avoid overcooking them for best results. Enjoy!

Ingredients in Asian Green Beans recipe

You’re going to love how simple this Chinese-style side dish is to make! And since it’s made with just a handful of ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up these green beans with just a few minutes of prep work. To make this quick recipe, you’ll need:

  • Green beans
  • Cooking oil (sesame oil, peanut oil or canola oil can be used too)
  • Red chiles
  • Sichuan peppercorns
  • Minced ginger
  • Minced garlic
  • Light soy sauce
  • Rice wine
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder
  • Sugar
  • Chili oil
  • optional – toasted sesame seeds and red pepper flakes to garnish and add a bit more spiciness

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How Do You Make Blistered Green Beans?

Also known as dry-fried green beans, blistered green beans are made by sauteing fresh green beans in a very hot wok or pan until the beans become blackened, or blistered. The cooking technique adds flavor and a crunchy texture to the green beans.

To make blistered green beans, you’ll need to start with a large pan or wok. Warm the pan over medium heat, then add your cooking oil. For this recipe, sesame or peanut oil is a great option for adding flavor to your beans as they cook. Continue heating the oil until it’s hot.

After that, add the beans and sauté for two to three minutes, stirring often to keep the beans from cooking. When the beans begin to get charred, you can mix in the remaining ingredients and continue stir-frying until everything is heated through.

How Do You Store Asian Green Beans?

After you serve your green beans, I’ll be surprised if you have any leftovers! But if you do have some green beans left after dinner is over, they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. The beans will stay good for up to three days when stored properly.

To keep your beans fresh for a longer period of time, place the cooled green beans in a freezer bag or other freezer-safe container. You can store the beans in the freezer for up to two months.

When you’re ready to reheat your green beans, allow them to thaw completely. After that, you can cook the leftovers in the microwave or in a skillet over medium-low heat.

Can You Dry Fry Frozen Green Beans?

Since this method of cooking your green beans uses extremely hot oil, it’s not recommended that you use frozen beans. That’s because frozen beans typically have frozen water spots along the sides, which could cause the hot oil to bubble and splash as the beans cook.

If you don’t have fresh green beans on hand, you can use your frozen beans as long as they’re thawed. To thaw the frozen beans, transfer them to a colander. Place the colander over a bowl to catch the water as it melts, then let the beans thaw at room temperature. Before cooking the beans blot them with a dry paper towel to remove excess water from the beans.

Green beans Asian style

How Do You Prepare Fresh Green Beans for Cooking?

Whether you purchased your fresh green beans at the farmer’s market or grocery store, you’ll need to do a little bit of prep work before you can start cooking them. Follow these simple steps for getting your fresh beans ready for cooking:

  • Wash the beans. The first step to preparing your green beans for frying is to wash them thoroughly to remove excess dirt and debris. Place the beans in a colander and run them under cold water, tossing the beans every so often to rotate them in the bowl. Then, let the colander sit for a few minutes to allow the excess water to drip off.
  • Trim the ends. Next, you’ll need to trim the stringy ends off each green bean. You can break the ends off by snapping them between your fingers. Or use a sharp knife to cut of each end to avoid waste.
  • Cut the beans. If your beans are extremely long, you can also take a few minutes to cut the beans in half to make them easier to eat. Slice each bean into bite-sized pieces, if desired.
  • Dry the beans. Since you’ll be cooking your beans directly in oil, it’s important that you take the time to remove any extra water that didn’t drip off after you finished washing your beans. Adding water to the pan with hot oil could be dangerous since water often causes oil to bubble and spatter. Before cooking your fresh green beans in hot oil, use a paper towel to blot off extra water from each bean.

How to make Asian green beans?

  1. Wash and trim the green beans.
  2. Heat a pan over high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the beans and stir fry them over high heat until the beans are a little charred (2-3 minutes).
  3. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add dried red chilies and Sichuan peppercorns followed by minced ginger and garlic, and fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  5. Add beans along with light soy sauce, rice wine, salt, black pepper powder, sugar, and chili oil.
  6. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy.

Asian green beans are a quick and easy dish to prepare, with minimal prep work required. Whether you’re using fresh or frozen beans, they can be cooked in just minutes. With a few simple steps, you’ll have a delicious dish of asian-style green beans that everyone will love! Plus, thanks to their short cooking time, you can easily make these beans part of your regular meal rotation. So why not give them a try? You won’t regret it!

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Asian green beans recipe

Asian green beans are a flavorful, healthy side dish. These long, slender beans are a great way to add some crunch and nutrition to any meal!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: asian green beans, asian style green beans
Servings: 3 people
Author: Petro Neagu


  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 dried red chilies
  • ½ tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil



  • Wash and trim the green beans.
  • Heat a pan over high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the beans and stir fry them over high heat until the beans are a little charred (2-3 minutes).
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add dried red chilies and Sichuan peppercorns followed by minced ginger and garlic, and fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add beans along with light soy sauce, rice wine, salt, black pepper powder, sugar, and chili oil.
  • Stir fry for 1 minute. Serve hot and enjoy.
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