You will need
- - green beans;
- - herbs and spices;
- metal colander;
- - steamer;
- - dishes suitable for cooking in a microwave oven.
Prepare the beans for cooking. Thoroughly rinse it under running water, cut off tough ends and hooked the sharp end of a thin knife, remove the thread-like hard vegetable fiber between the wings.
Boil the beans in boiling water. To do this, type in a pan as much water as necessary to cover the pods as a whole. Bring salted water to a boil over high heat. As soon as the water boils, reduce heat to medium and put the pods. Boil the beans for no longer than 5 minutes so it was soft, but still crisp, or 8-10 minutes to fully cook. Drain beans in a colander, arrange on a plate, add salt, pepper, season with oil and spices, such as pressed garlic, dill, thyme, cumin, pepper flakes, and serve immediately.
Cook the beans for a couple. Pour into a saucepan about 2-3 inches of water, a little sunflower it and put it on a special container for steaming or iron colander. Cover pan with a tight-fitting lid and bring the water to a boil, remove the lid and place in a steamer or colander beans, put the lid back on. Cook for 5-7 minutes. To the beans stayed bright green and crispy, immediately dip it in ice water.
Cook the beans in the microwave. Put the pods in a large bowl suitable for heating in the microwave, add a little water, a pinch of salt and cover with a suitable lid. If on a cover there is no steam venting holes, slightly slide it. Cook beans on high for one minute. Check for readiness and if necessary cook for another 30 seconds. Drain excess liquid and serve beans to the table, seasoning to taste.
Frozen green beans cooked without preliminary defrosting.
If you want to shorten the cooking time of green beans, cut her to pieces.