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Spicy Stir-Fried String Beans

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.


4 servings, about 1 cup each

Prep Time

25 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes


  • 3/4cup water
  • 2tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1teaspoons Asian hot sauce, such as Sriracha
  • 1tablespoon canola oil
  • 1pound green and/or yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 4teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 3large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1tablespoon 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 (recipe makes 4 servings, about 1 cup each)

Calories 97kcal
Carbohydrate Total 12g
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Mono Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 285mg
Protein 3g
Potassium 208mg
Calcium 79mg
Chromium 2mcg
Folate 40mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 1mg

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