Green Bean Mushroom Stir-fry is ready in minutes and one pan. It's the ultimate side dish with tender-crisp vegetables smothered in a sweet and savory sauce. Delicious with steamed rice or mashed potatoes!
If you're looking for a side dish that's easy to prep yet big on flavor, try this Asian-style green bean with mushrooms stir-fry! It's simple enough to make for busy weeknights yet fancy enough for holiday celebrations.
It comes together in under 20 minutes, and with a short list of ingredients you probably have on hand. The tender-crisp vegetables smothered in a delicious sweet and savory sauce are heavenly with steamed rice!
This stir fry is a vegan version of the green bean chicken recipe we have on the blog. It's a great-tasting and filling side dish, but you can easily bulk it up with your choice of protein if you like.
Diced chicken, beef sirloin, ground pork, shrimp, or crispy tofu cubes are just some of the delicious choices you can add to this stir-fry. Make sure to check out my tips on how to velvet meat, how to deep-fry tofu, and how to stir-fry below to get the best results!
How to serve
Serve this delicious Green bean and mushroom stir-fry as a side dish for lunch or dinner. Pair it with steamed rice, chow mein, and Jalapeno chicken or salt and pepper pork chops for an Asian-inspired meal at home.
How to store leftovers
- Transfer to a container with a lid and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
- Reheat in the microwave at 1 to 2-minute intervals until completely warmed through.
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch lengths
- ½ pound cremini mushrooms, sliced thinly
- ½ red onion, peeled and sliced thinly
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- sesame seeds
- In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, water, and sesame oil. Add sugar, cornstarch, and pepper and stir until blended. Set aside.
- Over high heat, heat a wide, heavy-bottomed pan or wok. Add canola oil and swirl to coat bottom and sides of the pan. Heat until hot but not smoking.
- Add green beans and spread in a single layer on the bottom of the pan. Stir-fry for about 2 to 4 minutes or until half done.
- Add mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Cook, stirring regularly until vegetables are tender yet crisp.
- Stir sauce mixture to redistribute cornstarch and add to pan. Cook, stirring regularly until thickened.
- Transfer to serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds if desired. Serve hot.
- Cut the green beans into uniform lengths and the mushrooms in uniform thickness to ensure even cooking.
- Drain the vegetables well, and pat dry to ensure they sear nicely and do not cook in their steam.
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