Chili-garlic beans


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 to 6 servings
*PLUS Cooking time: 7 minutes
Chili-garlic beans


  • 500 g green beans

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger, or bottled chopped ginger

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 to 2 tsp hot chili-garlic sauce

  • Generous pinch salt


  • Trim stem ends from beans. Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add beans. Stir-fry 2 minutes. Carefully pour in water, as it may splatter. Stir often until beans are tender-crisp and most of water has evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes. Then stir in ginger, oyster sauce and 1 teaspoon (5 mL) chili-garlic sauce. Stir until evenly coated, 1 minute. Add salt and remaining chili-garlic sauce, if needed. Terrific with pork chops, steak or chicken.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 47, Protein 1.3g, Carbohydrates 6g, Fat 2.5g, Fibre 1.6g, Sodium 152mg.

Test Kitchen manager Carolyn Lim Chua created this one evening when she wanted to dress up green beans.

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