Easy Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry Recipe With Tofu


After living in the city for 30 years, EC moved to the countryside. He writes about life in the mountains, dogs, plants, and cooking.

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.


  • 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


  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.


Roselyn Mendoza on March 05, 2018:

Pork, (or any kind of meat: chicken, beef, turkey, and even sardines), can be added, if wanted. :)

Debra Baker on February 18, 2018:

What about the pork?

Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on August 28, 2009:

Green Beans have never been my favorites. But those recipes look yummy that i am motivated to try it.

EC Mendoza (author) from Philippines on May 03, 2009:

Thank you, Peggy W. I deliberately hunted for that particular photo (the green beans with pork and sweet spicy sauce) because it looks sooo delicious. :)

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 02, 2009:

The photo of those green beans has me drooling.

EC Mendoza (author) from Philippines on March 30, 2009:

thank you for the nice comment, Lgali. Glad to meet you :D

Lgali on March 30, 2009:

very nice recipe.nice steps

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