Chinese Buffet Green Beans Recipe


  • Chinese Buffet Green Beans2 cups of fresh green beans
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce


  1. Wash the green beans in cold water.
  2. Cut off the tips of the green beans.
  3. Place the green beans in a medium pan and cover with water.
  4. Boil for 15 minutes.
  5. Drain the cooked green beans.
  6. Combine the olive oil and minced garlic in a medium frying pan.
  7. Heat the oil and garlic over low heat for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  8. Add the green beans to the oil. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  9. Add the sugar and soy sauce to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  10. Serve hot.
  11. Refrigerate any uneaten Chinese buffet green beans.

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Chinese Buffet Green Beans © 2013 Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is a mother, wife, writer, librarian, and linguist. She earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing from Illinois State University in May 2007, an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2009, and an MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics at Illinois State University in December 2011.

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