Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans

Crushed red pepper flakes add some zip to tender green beans sprinkled with crunchy sesame seeds.

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lb fresh green beans
teaspoons sesame seed
tablespoon rice vinegar
tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
teaspoon sugar
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Drain beans. Pour sauce over beans; toss until evenly coated.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup each)
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Kitchen Tips
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 40
    • (Calories from Fat 10),
  • Total Fat 1g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.