Vegan Green Bean and Mushroom Stir-Fry

Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Green bean, Mushroom, canned fish (tuna, sardines), frying pan

This delightful vegan stir-fry combines the earthy flavors of green beans and mushrooms to create a satisfying and nutritious meal. Perfect for weeknight dinners, this dish is quick to prepare and full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 400g green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or any preferred cooking oil)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
  • Cooked rice or quinoa for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Wash and trim the green beans, then cut them into 2-inch pieces. Slice the mushrooms, thinly slice the onion, and mince the garlic.
  2. Heat the Pan: Place a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and allow it to heat up.
  3. Cook the Onions and Garlic: Add the sliced onions to the pan and sauté for about 2-3 minutes until they start to soften. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  4. Add the Green Beans: Add the green beans to the pan and stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes, or until they start to become tender but still have a bit of crunch.
  5. Add the Mushrooms: Add the sliced mushrooms to the pan and continue to stir-fry for another 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms are cooked through and have released their moisture.
  6. Season the Stir-Fry: Pour in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil. Add the red pepper flakes if using. Stir well to ensure all the vegetables are coated with the sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Adjust Seasoning: Taste the stir-fry and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  8. Serve: Transfer the stir-fry to a serving dish and garnish with sesame seeds if desired. Serve hot over cooked rice or quinoa.

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