This week’s recipe is my take on a popular side dish: green beans.
But then I thought, meh, roasted green beans…that’s kinda boring! Aren’t there like a gazillion green beans recipe around?! What can I do to them that would make it super awesome and interesting but not soooooo crazy that I’d chase everyone away (like say, a recipe which calls for rubbing green beans on your body, lol)?
I thought about it and I figured since I’m Chinese, why not put an Asian-spin to this dish?
Just imagine it – teriyaki sauce and green beans…you gotta admit that sounds awesome, right? RIGHT?!?!
But can we make it better?!
Throw in some onions!
(Eep! Sorry, dear buddhists and jains! But you can still skip the onions and it’d be delish, I promise! :D)
Since we’re going in the savory and sweet direction, onions would be a fantastic addition.
I tried it and YEP.
Just as I expected.
If green beans heaven existed, I’d be in it.
It’s so ridiculously delicious for the amount of effort you put in (which is close to none)!
All you have to do is just chop some onions, remove the tips of the green beans, throw them in the oven with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and S&P…you know, the typical roasting stuff…and that’s ALMOST it.
The special “whoa holy crap that is unusual but not too unusual and it’s kinda awesome” teriyaki sauce is super duper easy too. Like seriously. Any 5-year old could make it. Maybe not your cat. No…don’t try it.
The teriyaki sauce is literally is just brown rice syrup and soy sauce. I could’ve included mirin in (some people do, for their teriyaki sauce) but meh. You don’t really need it. This is delicious enough!
The caramelised onions, the green beans, and the sweet, sticky teriyaki sauce…mmm.
I promise you, your friends and family don’t even need to like hardcore Asian food to enjoy this.
It’s a nice, friendly dish suitable for everyone 🙂
Unless, erm. Soy allergies.
Vegan + Gluten Free + Low Carb
Roasted Green Beans With Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 16 green beans approximately
- 1/4 onion large
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon brown rice syrup
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Remove the tips of the green beans and slice onions into thin strips.
Drizzle with about a teaspoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. Season with a little salt and pepper. Don't overdo the salt as there is the teriyaki sauce later - just a pinch would do.
Roast green beans and onions in oven for about 20 minutes at 200C/400F.
While green beans and onions are in the oven, combine 1/2 teaspoon brown rice syrup (or other liquid sweetener like agave) and 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce.
When the green beans and onions are ready, remove from oven and plate it.
Drizzle the teriyaki sauce evenly over the green beans and serve.