Soy and Garlic Green Beans with White Rice

This dish is so simple yet intensely flavorful. Thanks to seasonings and produce that pack a big flavor punch, you don’t have to skimp on the flavor when staying minimal with the amount of ingredients used!

White Rice and Sauteed Green Beans and Onion

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of uncooked white rice (preferably organic — I did not use organic white rice for this recipe, only because I didn’t have any at the time.)
  • 2 cups of fresh green beans (can also use frozen, but I prefer fresh for this recipe, especially since there are only a few ingredients– that way you can really taste the freshness of everything– and preferably organic!)
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce*
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

 

What to Do:

  1. Prepare rice in a small saucepan (boil water, add rice, stir and bring to a boil again, turn heat to a low simmer, cover and let simmer for approximately 20 minutes or so– use approximately 1 3/4 cup of water for every one cup of rice).
  2. Heat a medium-sized skillet on low-medium heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Once oil is hot, add green beans and saute for approximately 6-8 minutes.
  4. Add onions and continue to saute another 4-5 minutes, until green beans and onions are tender and onion is translucent.
  5. Turn heat to a low simmer and add soy sauce and garlic powder.
  6. Stir green beans and remove from heat.
  7. Transfer green beans to a serving dish.
  8. Add side of white rice to dish and serve. Bon appetit!

 

* I didn’t use a low-sodium variety because I wanted the full salty flavor from the soy sauce, and didn’t add any additional salt!

 

 

Date posted on Instagram: 2/1/18

Author: thevegangirlnyc

Vegan foodie in New York City. Saving the animals, the planet, and my health one meal at a time.

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