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Green Bean Stir Fry

Green beans, abundant all summer and into the fall, too often get cast in the overlooked side dish role – see also the Thanksgiving mainstay green bean casserole, which many consider bland and boring. Unless the green beans happen to be undercooked, in which case the unpleasant crunch turns eaters against green beans. Which is too bad, because handled properly, green beans are lovely, and you do not have to stick to just steaming them or hiding them in a casserole. Try a stir fry. Basic green bean stir fry ingredients:

  • About one pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 – 4 scallions (depending on size), sliced
  • About 1/2 cup roasted cashews
  • For the sauce: Soy sauce (or Tamari), mirin, rice vinegar, fish sauce, sambal oelek

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