Asian Stir Fry Green Beans

Asian Stir Fry Green Beans is a simple, healthy and easy-to-make side dish that will shine at the dinner table!

Asian Stir Fry Green Beans


1 lb fresh whole green beans

2 cups water

1 tbsp canola oil*

Salt and pepper to taste


Wash and drain green beans.  Cut or break off stem ends.

Place a skillet over high heat.  Add beans and water.  Cover the skillet and allow it to steam until water evaporates.

When the pan is dry, move beans to the side of the pan, creating a well in the center.  Add canola oil to the well and stir fry beans for 1-2 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve immediately.

*Any oil with a high smoke point would work in this recipe.


4 servings, 60 calories per serving

Hack:  Store leftover beans in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze, tightly wrapped, for up to 10 months.

Hack:  For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!


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4 Replies to “Asian Stir Fry Green Beans”

  1. Hi again! I like how your article gets straight to the point so this was very helpful for me. And it is also helpful that you added a video for those of us that are more visual learners or are brand new to cooking. I did notice that you suggested canola oil but also said that other oils work as well. Is canola oil simply the best oil for making stir fry green beans.  I personally love stir fry and having green beans with it. It’s very nutritious and I like the vitamins I get from adding more veggies in my stir fry. Thanks for this post and I hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂 

    1. Thank you for your kind comments!  

      I listed canola oil because Yuhong (who made the video) used it.  I assume that is her personal preference but I truly don’t think it matters what oil you use in a recipe unless you’re going for a particular flavor impact (such as with sesame oil).  I tend to use whatever comes to my hand first!

  2. I love this recipe! It’s quick, easy and very healthy. It’s a fabulous way to eat vegetables. And by preparing this recipe, vegetables do not get monotonous or boring. I am here because I started researching about green beans with sesame with an oriental touch (which reminds me of my grandmother).

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