Chinese Spicy Szechuan Green Beans Stir Fry

To have a healthy and balanced meal, it is good to pair your fish or meat dish with a veggie side dish. Many people neglect to do this because they do not have much time left to prepare a good side dish. Sautéed green beans is one quick and tasty side dish you can make with just a few ingredients. Aside from being rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, green beans are also easily accessible in the market. They can be purchased fresh, canned or frozen.

In this recipe, fresh green beans are sautéed with garlic, onion, and ginger, then seasoned with Chinese cooking wine, oyster sauce, sugar, and hot pepper sauce. The sauce is then thickened by cornstarch. You will surely love every bite of this flavorful sautéed green beans dish.


• 400 grams of green beans
• 3 tbsp of vegetable oil
• 1 tbsp minced garlic
• ½ tbsp minced ginger
• 1 white onion, sliced
• 1 tbsp cooking wine
• 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
• 1 tbsp oyster sauce
• 1 tsp sesame oil
• 1 tsp of sugar
• 1 tbsp cornstarch
• 1 tbsp water


This recipe takes about 10 to 15 minutes to make. Serves 2 to 3.

Remove stems and strings from green beans.
Blanch in boiling water with 1 tbsp oil for about 2 to 3 minutes over high heat.
Immediately strain and rinse green beans under cold running water to stop the cooking process.
In a separate pan, drizzle 2 tbsp cooking oil.
Add ginger, garlic, and onion.
Sauté for about a minute over high heat.
Add green beans and stir-fry for about a minute.
Pour in cooking wine, pepper sauce, and oyster sauce.
Stir-fry for 1 minute.
In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water.
Gradually pour the slurry into the pan while stirring continuously
Transfer sautéed green beans to a plate and serve.

Ideas And Tips:

• You may also use sugar snap peas or snow peas for this recipe.

• You may add other vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, or celery.

• You can also add mushrooms, chicken, beef, pork, shrimps or cashew nuts.

Chinese Spicy Szechuan Green Beans Stir Fry
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