Asian-themed recipes are a staple in our kitchen. Hardly a day goes by without a meal that has some type of Asian-inspired flavors and spices. We prepare favorite vegetables, like green beans, and quickly stir-fry them in a pan with five-spice powder, instantly transforming a plain dish into an amazing side with just one tablespoon. These five-spice green beans are quick, wonderfully healthy and accessible for the novice cook.
Recipe courtesy of Todd Porter and Diane Cu
Five-Spice Green Beans
Total:
30 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
30 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium garlic clove, finely minced
  • About half an onion, sliced (yellow or red)
  • About 1 pound fresh green beans, cleaned and ends trimmed
  • About 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon five-spice powder

Directions

In a saucepan, heat oil, then add the garlic and onions. Cook onions and garlic until fragrant and slightly brown.

Add green beans and cook for about 2 minutes until almost tender. If the pan is too dry, add about one to two tablespoons water. Then add five-spice powder, and stir well into green beans. Cook for about another minute or until green beans are tender.

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