Green Beans and Golden Raisins

Green Beans and Golden Raisins

June 29, 2016

Green Beans and Golden Raisins
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 2 tea bags (green or white tea)
  • 4 cups green beans, trimmed
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the sesame seeds on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake (5 to 6 minutes), or until the sesame seeds are crisp and fragrant.
  2. In a large steamer pot, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add tea bags. Place green beans in the steam rack. Be sure the water doesn’t rise onto the rack. Steam at medium-high heat, covered, until beans are bright green, (4 minutes). Sprinkle raisins into the steam basket and steam for one more minute.
  3. In a large salad bowl, toss green beans and raisins with vinegar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.