Chinese Green Beans
1 lb. fresh greenbeans, washed, strings removed and ends trimmed
1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbs. water
1 Tbs. soy sauce
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Place beans over boiling water in a vegetable steamer. (For me this is my rice cooker with a little wire rack in the bottom). Cover and steam 5 minutes. (I wish I would have steamed mine a bit longer) Drain and dump into cold water, drain again.
Add oil to a wok or large frying pan. Add garlic and ginger; saute 30 seconds. Add beans and saute for about 5 minutes.
Combine 2 Tbs. water with cornstarch, soy sauce, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and sesame oil; mix well. Add mixture to beans and stir fry for another 30 seconds to 1 minute longer.