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Easy Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry Recipe With Tofu

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This stir-fry recipes combines carrots and green beans with tofu.

This stir-fry recipes combines carrots and green beans with tofu.

Green Beans Are Fiber-Rich

Green beans are always abundant in the market. This vegetable is planted by farmers all year round; though the plant requires a semi-cold climate to produce crunchy and plump string beans.

Green beans can be mixed into almost any vegetable dish. They can be sauteed, stewed, grilled, baked, and stir-fried. Chinese recipes often involve stir-frying chopped vegetables, such as chopped green beans and carrots. Protein is added in the form of fried tofu.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of green beans, washed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup carrots, cut into strips
  • 1/2 tofu, cubed and fried
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • dash of iodized salt and ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick wok over low heat.
  2. Stir-fry garlic until golden brown.
  3. Cook onions until transparent.
  4. Stir in tomato paste and soy sauce.
  5. Add a dash of salt and pepper, according to taste.
  6. Add the green beans and stir-fry until shiny green.
  7. Toss in the fried tofu cubes. Stir until well-coated with tomato.
  8. Mix in the carrots strips. Cook for 5 minutes while occasionally stirring.
  9. Optional: Add a dash of sugar or a drizzle of honey.
  10. Serve on top of steamed rice or cooked egg noodles, or serve with bread.

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