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Asian Green Bean Stir-Fry

A good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin A. Total preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes.

Serves:  4, 1 cup servings
Serving Size:  59 calories, 2g fat, 0g saturated fat, 3g protein,
327mg sodium, 10g carbs, 5g fiber

 Ingredients

1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
Pinch of crushed red pepper or to taste cup water
1 cups fresh or frozen mixed stir fry vegetables 1 tablespoon black bean-garlic sauce (can be found in local grocery stores or Asian markets)

Directions

1.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring often, until seared in spots, 2-3 minutes. Add water, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes for tender-crisp or 6 minutes for tender.

2.  Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, add stir-fry vegetables and black bean-garlic sauce. Cook, stirring often, until heated through and most of the liquid has evaporated, 1-2 minutes.

(To cut back on sodium, use less than 1 tablespoon black bean-garlic sauce, or simply leave out and season with low salt seasoning)

Recipe from: Eating Well, Dec 05/Jan 06 issue

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