Crushed red pepper flakes add some zip to tender green beans sprinkled with crunchy sesame seeds.
lb fresh green beans
teaspoons sesame seed
tablespoon rice vinegar
tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 inch water to boiling. Add beans. Boil uncovered 5 minutes. Cover and boil 3 to 5 minutes longer or until crisp-tender.
Meanwhile, in ungreased 8-inch skillet, heat sesame seed over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through.
Drain beans. Pour sauce over beans; toss until evenly coated.
A 1-pound bag of frozen green beans can be substituted for the fresh green beans. Cook as directed on the package, then continue with the recipe.
Be sure to remove the sesame seed from the heat just as it turns golden brown. It will continue to brown even after you take it off the burner.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.