Fiery Wok-Seared Green Beans

Fiery Wok-Seared Green Beans
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Fiery Wok-Seared Green Beans

Whole Foods Market

Fiery Wok-Seared Green Beans

Searing green beans in a dry wok gives them a mild smoky flavor; you can get the same blistered effect with a large cast-iron skillet if you don't have a wok. The chiles in this recipe are sliced and cooked with their seeds — typically the hottest part of chiles — so keep that in mind when deciding how many to use.

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4
Servings
62
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  green beans, trimmed
  • cloves garlic, sliced
  • red serrano or other spicy chiles, sliced thinly
  • 1  Tablespoon  white or black sesame seeds (or a mix of both)
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  reduced-sodium tamari

Directions

Heat a wok over high heat until very hot. Add the beans and cook, stirring and tossing, until they begin to blister and brown in spots, 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic, chiles, and sesame seeds, and stir for 1 more minute. Add a few tablespoons of water, cover the wok, and cook until the beans are crisp-tender. Remove the cover and cook until dry. Remove from the heat and stir in the tamari.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
660µg
94%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
21µg
23%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
42µg
1%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
47mg
7%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
147mg
10%
Water
103g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Green Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Green Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.