Fiery Wok-Seared Green Beans

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Fiery Wok-Seared Green Beans
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
57
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound green beans, trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1.1%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
45µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.3%
Vitamin C
31mg
51%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.7%
Vitamin K
18µg
22%
Calcium
70mg
7%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
43µg
11%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
68mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
300mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.2%
Sodium
134mg
6%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.3%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.4%

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