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Gingered Green Beans Recipe

Gingered Green Beans Recipe

Dress up a common vegetable for a quick and nutritious side. “The fresh ginger in this recipe is a wonderful addition to green beans,” says Valerie Belley of St. Louise, Missouri.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add the beans. Cover and cook for 3 minutes; drain.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute the onion, garlic and gingerroot in butter until tender. Add pepper and beans; heat through. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 69 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.