The good news for those looking for information on how to steam green beans, is that steaming is one of the easiest ways to cook green beans. It doesn’t take long to steam them, and all you need is a steamer.
In addition to using steamed green beans to make Green Beans and Tomato Salad or Green Bean Salad With Almonds and Red Onions, you can also simply dress them with a bit of oil and vinegar, or not dress them at all, and use them as a side dish. Serve this side dish with Lamb, Chickpeas and Beef Stew, Thai Chicken Salad, Beef Stir Fry, or Indian Style Chicken Salad.
Tools You Need To Steam Fresh Green Beans
Ingredients You Need To Steam Fresh Green Beans
1 pound of Fresh Green Beans
How To Steam Fresh Green Beans
Wash, clean and trim your green beans. I usually trim both ends. Just line up the green beans on your cutting board, and you can usually trim a few of them at a time.
Add water to your steamer and bring it to boil. Put green beans on the insert, and steam. The time for steaming green beans really depends on what you are planning on doing with the green beans later.
If you are just going to dress them and eat it, you may want to steam the green beans longer, 7-8 minutes. If you want to stir fry them afterwards, 3-5 minutes should be enough.
Once your green beans come out of the steamer, let it cool, dress and enjoy.