Stir-fried Long Beans with Red Chile and Garlic
This is one of the popular Chinese dishes, and it is very easy to make. The spiciness and garlicky taste give the green beans some outstanding flavor!
fresh, long green beans, or you can use regular ones
or other vegetable oil, more as needed
red chilis, dried
or to taste, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
or to taste, slightly mashed
soy sauce, sodium reduced
or to taste
Wash the green beans, and use a kitchen towel to pat dry. Trim the ends off and cut into about 2 inches pieces.
Heat oil in a wok or a large nonstick pan over medium low heat, the temperature should be not high, otherwise the beans are easily to be burnt.
Add the green beans, cook and stir frequently until the skin is wrinkled, 5 to 10 minutes, it depends on how much oil you use, the more oil, the quicker, but not too much, not deep fry the beans.
Transfer the cooked beans on a plate.
Leave 1 teaspoon oil in the wok or pan, add garlic, chili and ginger, about 2 minutes. Return the cooked beans to the pan, stir in the soy sauce and sugar.
Cook through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm with rice.