Spicy Chinese Sichuan Green Beans

Spicy Chinese Sichuan Green Beans are the perfect easy side dish to your favorite Chinese meal and they're a breeze to make with just a few ingredients.



  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic paste
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced - white parts only
  • 1 tablespoon  garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • To a wok add the canola oil and heat on medium-high heat.
  • Add the green beans and stir fry them for 3-5 minutes or until they start to shrivel up a bit.
  • Add in the garlic, green onions, chili-garlic paste and stir to combine.
  • Cook the garlic mixture for 30 seconds to a minute then add in the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, water and chili flakes.
  • Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until most of the liquids are completely cooked off.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.