Green Beans and Corn with Sesame

Green Beans and Corn With Sesame

Fragrant sesame seeds and flavorful soy sauce combine to enhance these simple vegetables’ natural taste.

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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.

Green beans . . . 100g
Canned corn, drained . . . 1/2 cup
Black sesame seeds . . . 3 tablespoons
Sugar . . . 2 teaspoons
Soy sauce . . . 1 1/2 tablespoons

Wash the beans and cut off both ends.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Drain the water, cut the beans into 3 cm long pieces and put in a mixing bowl.

Step 3

Add the corn, seasoning ingredients and partially ground sesame seeds, and mix well to combine.