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green beans stir fry

Chinese Green Bean Stir Fry Recipe

These easy, healthy garlic green beans make such a great side dish to a Chinese feast, and they’re made with just few main ingredients in under 15 minutes!

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1/2 pound green beans (trimmed);
  • salt to taste;
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce (low-sodium if desired);
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry;
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic;
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh ginger (OR 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder);
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes;
  • 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil or canola oil.


  1. Make sure your green beans are thoroughly dry. (If vegetables aren’t dry when you add them to the hot wok or pan, they will splutter and braise instead of stir-frying.)
  2. Make sure that everything is prepared and within your reach, near the stovetop. Combine the soy sauce and wine or sherry in a small bowl or measuring cup and don’t forget about the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes (You can also combine them in another small bowl).
  3. Then, heat an at least 12-inch flat-bottomed wok or a 10-inch skillet over high heat until a drop of water evaporates within a second or two when added to the pan.
  4. Swirl in the oil by adding it to the sides of the pan and swirling the pan. Also, add the garlic and ginger, stir-frying for no more than 10 seconds.
  5. Next, add the green beans.
  6. Toss together, then add the soy sauce and Chinese rice wine and stir-fry for one to two minutes, until the beans are crisp-tender.
  7. Finally, remove from heat and serve with a big portion of turkey stuffed peppers or just clean your wok with a paper towel and prepare it for stir-frying the ground turkey for an authentic Chinese duo!
  • Author: Rosie
  • Cook Time: 10 minute
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stovetop cooked
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Keywords: stir fry green beans