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Vegan Asian Green Beans Recipe

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


This is a great way to cook up some healthy vegan green beans for a quick and nutritious vegetable side dish. Inspired by the flavors of Asia with soy sauce and sherry, this is an easy vegan green bean recipe. A reviewer gave this recipe five out of five stars and said, "I find these green beans to be crisp and very flavor(ful) and very easy to do and I feel like they are very healthy and good for my family."

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  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


Heat the water in a wok or a large saucepan. Carefully add the beans and steam until tender but crisp, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the vegetable broth, soy sauce, rice wine and the sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Wipe the excess water from the wok or saucepan, add the oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for one minute. Add the beans and sauce, and cook for two minutes, stirring often.

Reprinted with permission from The Compassionate Cook Cookbook.

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 5 out of 5
YUMMM, Guest Kendra

These asian green beans taste almost just like the ones you would find at China Garden. They taste sooo delicious and I would definitely make them again. They were also very easy to make!! Once you have the bean ends snipped off, the rest is done in about 15 mins I'd say. Try it, you'll love it!

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