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funky spicy green beans

Funky Spicy Green Beans

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: side
  • Cuisine: Fusion


Salty, savory, funky, spicy green beans!


  • 1 lemongrass stalk, top half discarded, and finely chopped or 1 tablespoon frozen minced lemongrass 
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 fresh chile
  • 6 shallots chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rice powder
  • 1 pound green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Pound the first five ingredients, lemongrass through shallots, in a mortar and pestle.
  2. Over medium high heat, bloom spice paste for 3-4 mins.
  3. Add the green beans, fish sauce, and sugar.
  4. Stir-fry  for 4-mins until crisp tender.  You can add a couple tablespoons of water if the pan is too try, but it should not be swimming in liquid.
  5. Serve.


You can make this vegan by eliminating the fish sauce. Use soy sauce and coconut aminos in its place.

Keywords: vegetables, sides,