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Pressure steamed green beans

Serves: 4      Prep time:  10min      Cook time: 4 min in pressure cooker           


  • 300g (0.7lb) of green beans, washed and cut into 1.5 in
  • 4 cloves garlic, pounded using the mortal and pestle (or use ready-fried garlic)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp oil


  1. Using a pressure cooker and microwaveable safe bowl/plate, put oil and raw garlic in the bowl and microwave for 1 minute. (Or you could stir fry the garlic in the oil using a pan on the stove.)
  2. Next, pour sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil into the bowl and mix well.
  3. Add the green beans and toss till well coated with the mixture.
  4. Pour 1 cup of water in the pressure cooker and place trivet and then the bowl on top.
  5. Close & lock the pressure cooker. Set to High Pressure and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Once done, quick-release the pressure, open lid and remove bowl carefully. Stir/toss green beans and serve hot. Sprinkle some ready-fried garlic on top if you have some.