Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stir-fried Long Beans

My husband really enjoys the stir-fried beans served at Chinese restaurants and so I tried this with a bunch of yard long beans and it turned out pretty good - had a spicy, garlicky kick and my 3 year old liked it too... :)

STIR-FRIED YARD LONG BEANS


Ingredients:
Long Beans - cut into 2 inch pieces, about 2 heaped cups total
Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves, minced
Sriracha chilli sauce - 2 to 3 tsp
Soy Sauce - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 to 3 tsp


Method:
1) Heat oil in a pan on medium and add the garlic and a bit of salt... make sure they don't burn or turn too brown.
2) While they are sizzling and still pale, stir in the chilli sauce & soy sauce and after about 30 seconds or so, toss in the beans and stir-fry on medium high for about 3 minutes or so. Adjust salt at this stage.
3) Add about 2-3 tbsp of water, cover and allow to cook on medium (don't lower the flame too much). Open the lid after about 4 to 5 minutes or when all the water is almost evaporated and check for doneness. It should be still a little bit crunchy but cooked. If not, add a sprinkle more of water and let it stay for a few minutes longer.

4) When done, open the lid and let most of the remaining water (if any) evaporate. It's now ready to serve and is wonderful on it's own or with some rice.

29 comments:

  1. Wow your 3 year old like this, you are so luck to have a little one who eat them. Wish mine was like your who eats the veggies.
    She is not little anymore but stil she won't eat.
    I too love the beans we get in the chinese and these look really delicious

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  2. With the kick of siracha sauce i would finnish the veggie without sharing to anyone. Good chinese version!

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  3. This sure looks delicious. There are not many recipes I know with yard long beans. This one looks like a winner.

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  4. I love this dish! Have you had the green beans at PF changs? Its similar to this and they put little pieces of pickled jalapeno. Is yard long beans the same as string beans?

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  5. That looks Delicious and nice... Bookmarked to try this!

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  6. Seems simple and yummy, and at my place if there is Sriracha sauce it will work :-)

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  7. I am not a huge fan of long beans. But I used to make our usual Inidan style stir fry. I like this version of adding soy sauce.

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  8. Yum - that looks fantastic!

    I bet the beans smell delicious as they're cooking... mmm!

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  9. String beans is my fav too... looks fabulous.

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  10. wow, your toddler likes spicy stuff? That's cool! Now I can definitely say the curry must have tasted very yummy! Kids are the better judges!:)

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  11. thatz sooo yumm .. i havent tasted stir fry made with long beans .. looks nice

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  12. This looks so good. Liked ur recipe so much. Will try it next time. YUM!

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  13. looks really yummy lavs!
    some veg restaurants here add tiny soya granules as well to this

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  14. looks yum and crunchy..and love the ingredients..no wonder why your 3 year old loved it..

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  15. Wow, looks yummy Laavanya. I'm definetly going to try it.

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  16. wow...very yummy...i always luv this beans...

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  17. this is somthing different recipe...beans with soy sause ...too gud..will give it a try once i buy beans next time..:)

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  18. Yey, my favorite beans dish! I love the chinese version of this long beans.. and hmm, I can imagine the taste with that spicy kick! Looks too good laavanya!

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  19. I hav not tried long beans till now,but sure is looking juicy,i am much tempted!!!

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  20. simple and healthy stiryfry lavanya

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  21. my all time fav recipe...drooling pic

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  22. different one comparing to our usual poriyal Lavanya..Looks delicious

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  23. Completely new for me..good chinese version Laavanya...

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  24. That looks like the perfect vegetable side dish!

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  25. I love Long beans.. We get similar one at Chinese restaurants here.. minus the tomato sauce though!

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  26. This looks great Laav... I don't make anything with the yard long beans... I have to try it.. Also, loved the simple recipe..

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  27. Hi Happy Cook... yes, she surprises me sometimes and eats rather spicy foods but other times she won't!

    Cham - me too.. i'm a big fan of Sriracha.

    Indo, thanks.. i usually make a thoran with it but liked this version a lot too.

    Veggiebelly, nope.. i haven't had this at PF Changs. Must try... pickle jalapenos sounds like a tasty addition.

    Thank you Anu & Usha.

    Redchillies, i was quite surprised at the end product since it was quick and easy.

    Thank you JD.. :) Yes it was good.

    Thank you Mahima.

    Uma, yes.. she can tolerate quite a bit of spiciness if she wants to.. other times she will complain with the mildest of dishes - depends on her mood.

    Thank you Deesha.

    Sukanya, Thanks! - hope youdo.

    Delhibelle, I remember eating them now.. from the chinese vegetarian stalls. Will add them next time. Thanks for the tip.

    Thank you Sowmya, Rathna, Ramya & Suma.

    Thank you Sujatha.

    Raks, oh you haven't? do try sometime.

    Thank you Sagari, Shama & Kamala, Priya & Chocholate Shavings.

    Uj, i didn't add any tomato sauce either.. only the chilli sauce which has red chilli flakes, vinegar etc.

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  28. Hey Sig, Thanks! Your green bean dish had me tempted.. will try your almond version sometime soon. :)

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  29. Haven't tasted it like this. Will make this next time I make noodles. I love garlic in Chinese.

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