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Stir-Fried Lima Beans

From Irene Kuo, The Key to Chinese Cooking

Serves: 2-4


  • 3 tbs. oil
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen lima beans (preferably Fordhook), defrosted
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 c. chicken stock or water
  • 1 tbs. sesame oil


  1. Heat pan over until hot. Add oil, swirl, and heat for 30 seconds. Add lima beans, and stir-fry for 30 seconds, until color deepens into bright green. Add salt, sugar, and stock, and stir. Cover and steam cook vigorously for 2 minutes. Uncover and stir rapidly until liquid evaporates completely. Add sesame oil, stir, and serve.


Keywords: Chinese, Vegetables, Lima Beans.