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Stir-Fried Green Beans

Stir-Fried Green BeansGarden-fresh green beans are quickly stir-fried with a sweet ginger sauce until tender-crisp in this Asian-inspired recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

Stir-Fry Sauce:
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 scallions (white and green parts) minced
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granular
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil

Stir-Fry:
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed, and rinsed
2 tablespoons water

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Stir-Fry Sauce: Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. For Stir-Fry: In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil and stir-fry the green beans until they are barely crisp-tender, approximately 2 minutes.
  3. Add the water and continue stir-frying for another two minutes, until the beans are crisp-tender and water has evaporated.
  4. Add the sauce and continue stir-frying for five or six more minutes, until the beans are tender but not over cooked. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 (1 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe; 1 cup): Calories 100, Carbohydrates 11 g, Protein 2 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 480 mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.