Green Bean Mushroom Stir-fry is ready in minutes and one pan! With tender-crisp vegetables smothered in a sweet and savory sauce, it's the ultimate side dish perfect with steamed rice!
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And yet, here you are still. Thank you so much for sticking around! I promise I'll do better going forward. I already have five brand new recipes cooked, shot, and scheduled to publish this week starting with this green bean mushroom stir-fry.
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This green bean stir-fry is a vegetarian version of the green bean chicken recipe we have on the blog. It's a fabulous vegetable dish as is, but you can easily add your choice of protein if you like.
Bite-sized chicken breast is a great option to add as well as beef sirloin, shrimp, or crispy tofu cubes. Make sure to check out my tips on how to velvet meat, how to deep-fry tofu, and how to properly stir-fry below for best results.
Tips on How to Make Green Bean Mushroom Stir-Fry
- Cut the green beans into uniform lengths and the mushrooms in a uniform thickness to ensure even cooking.
- Stir-frying is a speedy process; have all your ingredients and liquids prepped and ready to go before you start.
- Drain the vegetables well and pat dry to ensure they sear nicely and not cook in their steam.
- Use a wide, heavy-bottomed pan or wok to allow food to cook quickly and evenly.
- To prevent sticking, preheat the pan before adding the oil and swirl to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.
- Stir-frying is done on high heat; use oils with high smoke points such as peanut or canola oil and make to stir the food constantly to prevent burning.
If you're looking for a quick and easy side dish perfect, you need to try this stir-fry! It's simple enough to make for busy weeknights yet fancy enough for holiday celebrations.
It has a short list of ingredients you probably have on hand and comes together in under 30 minutes yet delivers tons of flavor. You get tender-crisp vegetables smothered in a delicious sweet and savory sauce that's heavenly with steamed rice!
Green Bean Mushroom Stir-fry
- 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.