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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
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Oriental Green Beans

Fresh green beans with a taste of soy sauce and garlic.



  1. In a large pot of rapidly boiling water, cook green beans until just tender, 4-5 minutes.
  2. While beans are cooking, in a small bowl, combine soy sauce, oil and sugar substitute and set aside.
  3. Drain beans and set aside.
  4. Spray wok or 10" skillet with nonstick cooking spray; place over medium-high heat. add garlic; cook, stiring constantly, until softened, 20-30 seconds. Add green beans; cook, stirring and turning constantly, until well coated, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add soy sauce mixture; continue to stir and turn until most of the liquid is absorbed, 1-2 minutes.
  6. Note: based on a Weight Watchers recipe.
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only 5.84 net carbs when deducting fiber from the carb count! Great side dish to a good piece of Meat!
Can't go wrong!
12 Apr 07 by member: Grace29
It was easy and very flavorful! I used fozen beans instead of fresh and used the bag directions to thaw.
24 May 07 by member: MColeman
24 Jun 07 by member: annaf1973
Excellent (I added a tad more Splenda).
11 Jul 07 by member: information
Absolutly wonderful!
25 Oct 07 by member: amarinwa
My husband and I really just loved these! They were easy to make, delicious, and go well with any meat. I added some sesame seeds..yum
14 Jan 08 by member: LakeGirl
so good yummy!
This is a quick, simple and very tasty veggie dish! I highly recommend it. For 3 tblsn of soy sauce I use, 1 tblspn of low sodium soy sauce, 1 tblspn of organic Shoyu (another type of soy sauce) and 1/2 tblspn of sweet soy sauce.
06 Aug 08 by member: JulieC
Grwat recipe. I also use a bag of frozen vegetable with the soy suace/oil/splenda. It tastes great!
12 Oct 08 by member: DeenaT
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Nutrition summary:

There are 64 calories in 1 serving of Oriental Green Beans.
Calorie break-down: 30% fat, 55% carbs, 15% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 22
Calories 64
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 2.42g 4%
  Saturated Fat 0.354g 2%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.021g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.906g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 458mg 19%
Potassium 266mg  
Total Carbohydrate 9.84g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  Sugars 1.89g  
Protein 2.76g  
Vitamin A 94% Vitamin C 194%
Calcium 29% Iron 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(64 calories)
3% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (55%)
Fat (30%)
Protein (15%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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