If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and healthy side dish to add to your repertoire, look no further than this crunchy green bean, mangetout, and garlic stir fry. This simple yet delicious dish is flavoured with just a few ingredients, including salt, sugar, and chicken stock, and is finished off with a little sesame oil, and garnished with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
A simple yet delicious side dish
One of the best things about this dish is how easy it is to prepare. With just a few simple ingredients and a hot pan, you can have a tasty side dish ready in just a matter of minutes. This makes it perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.
To start, you’ll want to wash and trim your green beans and mangetout, removing any ends or tough stems. Then, finely chop a few cloves of garlic and set them aside. Heat up a wok over a high heat and add a bit of groundnut (or vegetable) oil. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and stir fry for a few seconds until fragrant. Next, add the green beans, chicken stock, a pinch of salt, and sugar. Stir everything together and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until beans are tender-crisp.
Add the mangetout, and cook everything for another minute or two until the liquid has mostly evaporated. Reduce the heat, stir in some sesame oil, and it’s ready to serve! Garnish with sesame seeds for a little extra colour, and flavour.
This green bean, mangetout, and garlic stir is healthy, too
Not only is this dish easy and quick to make, it’s also incredibly healthy. Green beans and mangetout are both low in calories and high in fibre, making them a great choice for anyone looking to eat more healthily. The garlic adds a bit of flavour and is also known for its health benefits, including boosting the immune system and lowering cholesterol levels.
In summary, this crunchy green bean, mangetout, and garlic stir fry is a simple yet delicious side dish that is easy, quick, and healthy. With just a few ingredients and a bit of time in the kitchen, you can have a tasty and nutritious dish that is sure to impress.
This dish will work well as a side with almost any stir fry, noodle or fried-rice based main. Why not try it with this kimchi pork mince fried rice dish.
It’s really versatile, too. You can change the flavours by adding a chopped chilli or two, spring onions (scallions), or ginger. Or add extra seasoning such as soy sauce and Shaoxing rice wine.
Want to know more about mangetout? Take a look at this page: Mangetout.
Crunchy green bean, mangetout and garlic stir fry
- 1 tbsp groundnut oil
- 150 g green beans
- 75 g mange tout
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 0.25 tsp salt
- 0.5 tsp sugar
- 100 ml chicken stock
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- sesame seeds optional, to garnish
- heat your wok over a high heat and add the groundnut oil
- when the oil is nearly smoking, add the garlic and fry for 10 seconds
- quickly add the green beans, salt, sugar and chicken stock and simmer for 2 minutes
- add the mangetout and simmer for a further 3 minutes, until the beans and mange tout are just turning tender but are still nice and crunchy.
- mix in the sesame oil and serve, optionally sprinkled with a few sesame seeds