I find I so rarely order in Chinese food because everytime I do, I feel like my body goes into salt shock. So as an alternative, I've taken to making some of my favorite dishes at home, like this dish. Green beans, roasted in sesame oil and spices topped with Sesame Seeds is a great side dish to any meal - Asian or not. I like to roast my green beans in this recipe, but you can also blanch them and then toss in the rest of the ingredients.
To blanch Green Beans: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in your string beans. Cook for about 3 - 3 1/2 minutes, remove and imeediately plunge into an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
Sesame Green Beans
Classic Chinese flavors make for a great Green Bean side dish