Green Bean and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

This delicious Green Bean and Mushroom Stir-fry is ready in minutes and one pan! With tender-crisp garlic and ginger vegetables smothered in oyster sauce, it’s a wonderful side dish perfect with rice!

Why This Green Bean And Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry Is So Good

  • A healthy side dish.
  • Easy and quick to make.
  • All made in one pan.

Ingredients

  • Green beans
  • Cooking oil
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh ginger
  • Oyster sauce

How To Make This Green Bean And Mushroom Stir Fry – Step By Step

  • Fill the wok or saute pan with about 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and then add the green beans. Cover and let steam for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain the beans, wipe the wok dry and return wok to the stove.

  • Heat the wok over high heat and swirl in the cooking oil. When very hot, add in the onions and mushrooms and stir fry for 3 minutes. Turn the heat to medium, add in the cooked green beans, ginger and the garlic and quickly stir fry for an additional 30 seconds or until fragrant. Take care not to burn the ginger or garlic.

  • Stir in the oyster sauce and the 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for 1 minute.

Benefits Of Stir Fry

Learning a good stir fry technique for home cooking is important – it will save you from throwing out the odds and ends of vegetables in the refrigerator, and give you countless recipe ideas to whip up at the last minute.

A stir fry usually only takes 10 minutes to cook and can be as flexible as you want. Here’s my technique for home cooks.

If you don’t have a wok, you can use a wide bottomed pan.

A Super Easy Side Dish

If you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish perfect, you need to try this stir-fry! It’s simple enough to make for busy weeknights yet fancy enough for holiday celebrations.

It has a short list of ingredients you probably have on hand and comes together in under 30 minutes yet delivers tons of flavor. You get tender-crisp vegetables smothered in a delicious sweet and savory sauce that’s heavenly with steamed rice!

Variations Of This Stir Fry 

This green bean stir-fry is a vegetarian . It’s a delicious vegetable dish as is, but you can easily add your choice of protein if you like.

Bite-sized chicken breast is a great option to add as well as beef sirloin, shrimp, or crispy tofu cubes. 

Top Tips For This Green Bean And Mushroom Stir Fry

  • Cut the green beans into uniform lengths and the mushrooms in a uniform thickness to ensure even cooking.
  • Stir-frying is a speedy process; have all your ingredients and liquids prepped and ready to go before you start.
  • Drain the vegetables well and pat dry to ensure they sear nicely and not cook in their steam.
  • Use a wide, heavy-bottomed pan or wok to allow food to cook quickly and evenly.
  • To prevent sticking, preheat the pan before adding the oil and swirl to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Stir-frying is done on high heat; use oils with high smoke points such as peanut or canola oil and make to stir the food constantly to prevent burning.
  • You need to make sure that the wok has no water – not even a drop – as you’ll be adding in cooking oil. Hot wok + water + oil = splatter and burns.
  • Why do we not add in the ginger and garlic in an earlier step with onions? Because they’ll burn. Burnt ginger and garlic is bitter. So we add it AFTER the mushrooms and the onions have cooked.

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Green Bean and Shiitake Mushrooms
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

This delicious Green Bean and Mushroom Stir-fry is ready in minutes and one pan! With tender-crisp garlic and ginger vegetables smothered in oyster sauce, it’s a wonderful side dish perfect with rice!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: green bean stir fry, mushroom stir fry, vegetarian stir fry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 55 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound green beans trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1 clove garlic finelly minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce + 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Fill the wok or saute pan with about 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and then add the green beans. Cover and let steam for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain the beans, wipe the wok dry and return wok to the stove.
  2. Heat the wok over high heat and swirl in the cooking oil. When very hot, add in the onions and mushrooms and stir fry for 3 minutes. Turn the heat to medium, add in the cooked green beans, ginger and the garlic and quickly stir fry for an additional 30 seconds or until fragrant. Take care not to burn the ginger or garlic.
  3. Stir in the oyster sauce and the 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for 1 minute.
Nutrition Facts
Green Bean and Shiitake Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 391IU8%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.