Garlic Green Beans Stir Fry

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This will change your mind about green beans, if you grew up hating them and thinking that they taste horrid and bland.

Seriously, I’m not kidding! I’ve had people tell me that this changed their views on green vegetables! I think green beans should never be just steamed or microwaved without any flavours, because that just gives it that sort of weird, bitter vegetable taste that many people hate, especially kids. By adding the flavours, we’re almost changing the entire concept of this vegetable!

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I just really think green beans and garlic go so well together!

I would advise that you overcook the beans a little, because soft beans just taste much better than almost cooked beans, in my opinion! I just think that raw beans have this odd taste, that doesn’t really seem that good to me.

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This goes extremely well with rice, so be sure you’ve got a bowl of rice ready with you!

This recipe isn’t all that different from the cabbage stir fry, the main difference is that it’s beans, instead of cabbage. I think you can apply this kind of recipe for all types of vegetables, particularly green ones, and they will end up tasting really nice!

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Garlic Green Beans Stir Fry

2 tablespoon extra light olive oil
3 cloves garlic
A pinch of red pepper flakes/3 slices red pepper (optional)
1 packet green beans (16 oz)
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan/sea salt
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon white cooking wine/superior pickle sauce
1 teaspoon onion flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 large mushrooms (or 3-4 small)

If your green beans are not trimmed, wash them first, then trim off the ends. Slice the beans in half or three so that they’re smaller. Peel and chop the garlic into very small pieces.

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Add 2 tablespoons of extra light olive oil in the frying pan, then add the garlic pieces and red pepper flakes. Turn the heat to medium high (5 or between 5-6). Let it warm up for about a minute, then add the green beans and salt.

Stir it around so that all the beans can soak in the oil. Stir the beans around constantly and let it cook for about 10 minutes. For cooking these beans, we won’t need to put any lids on.

Meanwhile, wash and dice the mushrooms into small cubes.

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After 10 minutes, add the soy sauce, white cooking wine/superior pickle sauce, onion flakes, paprika and garlic powder. Cook and stir for another 10 minutes, then add the diced mushrooms.

Stir and cook for a final 10-15 minutes until the beans are soft and the flavours have seeped in.

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Garlic Green Beans Stir Fry
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes/3 slices red pepper (optional)
  • 1 packet green beans (16 oz)
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan/sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white cooking wine/superior pickle sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 large mushrooms (or 3-4 small)

Instructions
  1. If your green beans are not trimmed, wash them first, then trim off the ends. Slice the beans in half or three so that they’re smaller. Peel and chop the garlic into very small pieces.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of extra light olive oil in the frying pan, then add the garlic pieces and red pepper flakes. Turn the heat to medium high (5 or between 5-6). Let it warm up for about a minute, then add the green beans and salt.
  3. Stir it around so that all the beans can soak in the oil. Stir the beans around constantly and let it cook for about 10 minutes. For cooking these beans, we won’t need to put any lids on.
  4. Meanwhile, wash and dice the mushrooms into small cubes.
  5. After 10 minutes, add the soy sauce, white cooking wine/superior pickle sauce, onion flakes, paprika and garlic powder. Cook and stir for another 10 minutes, then add the diced mushrooms.
  6. Stir and cook for a final 10-15 minutes until the beans are soft and the flavours have seeped in.

 

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