Szechuan Garlicky Green Beans

Szechuan Garlicky Green Beans

by Brava Chef Annie


Servings 2-4

Active Time:

~5 min

Total Time:

~12 min 20 sec

About this Recipe

Szechuan Green Beans are known for both their flavor and cooking method—“dry frying” the green beans in a hot wok or saute pan until they begin to brown. Here, green beans are cooked until tender and slightly browned, then tossed in a sauce that hits all the right notes—savory, subtly sweet, with a hint of spice. Scallions, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and honey add a punch of flavor. Chili paste adds a welcome heat, but leave it out if you’re not a fan of spice. Prepare the sauce while the green beans cook, and toss it all together right before serving.


  • ¾ lbs green beans, trimmed
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons diced fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2½ teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chili paste (sambal olek) or sriracha (optional)

From Your Pantry

cooking oil

extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt and black pepper


Brava metal tray

small saucepan

large bowl

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Soy, Wheat (Gluten)


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  1. 1

    Prep green beans

    • Toss green beans with cooking oil, salt, and black pepper.
    • Evenly spread green beans across zones 1, 2, and 3 on the Brava metal tray.

  2. 2

    Cook green beans

    • Slide metal tray into top shelf.
    • Select “Szechuan Garlicky Green Beans” on your Brava touchscreen and follow instructions.

  3. 3

    Make sauce

    • While green beans cook, prepare sauce.
    • In small saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and add scallions, garlic, and ginger over medium heat. Saute for several minutes, until softened.
    • Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey, and garlic chili paste, if using, to saucepan and stir to combine, cook for about 1 minute. Turn off heat.

  4. 4


    • When green beans are done cooking, transfer to large bowl and toss with sauce, and serve.