Fragrant sesame seeds and flavorful soy sauce combine to enhance these simple vegetables’ natural taste.
Green beans are inexpensive, low-fat, and an excellent source of protein, making them a staple the world over. The Japanese word for green beans is ingen mame, after a Chinese Buddhist monk named Ingen, who brought the first seeds of the bean to Japan.
Wash the beans and cut off both ends.
Put the beans in a small pot of water and boil until cooked, about 5 minutes.
While boiling, partially grind the sesame seeds in a suribachi or with a mortar and pestle.
Drain the water, cut the beans into 3 cm long pieces and put in a mixing bowl.
Add the corn, seasoning ingredients and partially ground sesame seeds, and mix well to combine.