Easy vegetable recipes are pretty much my staple, with a throw-everything-in-and-fry omelette and rice.
Here is yet another one. Sometimes, dinner is for watching Masterchef Professional after a long day on Excel, rather than actually cooking.
Sesame-Sugar Long Beans
Learnt it from my uncle, this works with any green / leafy veg
3-4 servings of green beans, chopped
2 tablesp sesame oil
1 teasp soya sauce
1 teasp sugar, brown / white
A dash of white pepper
2 thin slices of ginger – for blanching. They don’t even need to be skinned, just clean 🙂
- Boil some water in a pan, and drop in the two slices of ginger. Cover with a lid, and bring everything to a rolling boil.
- Blanch the beans for 30 seconds or so, taste one to check done-ness. If it’s how you like it (I like mine under-done), drain off the water and transfer to a bowl. If not, keep checking until it is cooked enough.
- While hot, pour all other ingredients into the bowl, and stir well. Taste. Adapt as you like.