Spicy Stir-Fried String Beans


Skip greasy takeout and try this easy stir-fried green beans recipe. If you don't have a wok, you can make these stir-fried green beans just as well in a skillet.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings, about 1 cup each


  • ¾ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1-2 teaspoons Asian hot sauce, such as Sriracha

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 pound green and/or yellow wax beans, trimmed

  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Whisk water, soy sauce, cornstarch and hot sauce to taste in a small bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans, ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sauce mixture; cook, stirring frequently, until the beans are tender-crisp and coated with sauce, 4 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 783IU 16%
Vitamin C 15mg 16%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Sodium 291mg 13%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 41mg 10%
Potassium 282mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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