Sauteed Green Beans with Ginger and Caramelized Onions
Sauteed green beans are stir fried in an Asian-inspired sauce of ginger, garlic and sesame oil for an easy, flavorful, and healthy side dish.
Servings 4 people
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 small yellow onion thinly sliced
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 4 cloves garlic pressed
- 6 thin ginger slices
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Sesame seeds optional
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add green beans and boil for three minutes. Immediate plunge beans into cold water to stop cooking. Set aside.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok. Once hot, add onions. Sprinkle with a little salt to their draw out juice. Sauté until onions until they start to soften, about five minutes. Once the onions are soft and translucent, sprinkle them with a little bit of sugar. Continue to sauté until onions are very soft and start to brown, about 15 - 20 minutes.
Once the onions are brown and jammy looking, deglaze the pan with the broth. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients, sautéing until green beans are tender and heated through.
Pour green beans and any remaining sauce in a serving dish. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 18.5mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.5mg