Sichuan Dry Fried Green Beans
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Sichuan Dry Fried Green Beans are popular both in China and the US. Restaurants deep-fry them but we made them healthy by searing them in a dry wok without oil.
Recipe type: Vegetables
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 lb green beans
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup ground pork
  • 2 garlic, smashed and coarsely diced
  • 2 dried red hot peppers, de-seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoon of sui mi ya cai (????), store bought
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese cooking wine/shaoxing wine
  • 1½ teaspoons soy sauce
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  1. Heat your wok over high heat until just starting to smoke, and add the green beans and salt. Immediately lower the heat to medium low, and sear the green beans for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want to see small scorch marks on the green beans. During this process, gather the rest of the ingredients and have them ready. Once the beans are somewhat tender, take them out of the wok and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in your wok over medium high heat and brown the pork. Add the garlic and chili, and stir for 30 seconds. Add the sui mi ya cai, and stir everything together. Cook for another minute.
  3. Toss in the seared green beans, cooking wine, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. Crank the heat back up to high and stir-fry for a final minute. Serve immediately.
Recipe by The Woks of Life at