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How To Cook Fresh Green Beans

Watch more Vegetable Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to cook fresh green beans using these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Select beans Select fresh, crisp beans of equal size for uniform cooking. Step 2: Wash beans Wash your beans to remove dirt and debris by dipping them in a cool water bath. Step 3: Cut beans Cut the ends from the beans and slice them into bite-sized pieces or cut them lengthwise. Tip One pound of fresh green beans will yield about 2 cups of cooked beans. Step 4: Bring water to a boil Fill a saucepan with 1 inch of water and bring it to a boil. Step 5: Fill and place steamer basket Fill the steamer basket with beans, set the basket into the boiling water, and cover. Steam the beans for 3 minutes for crunchy beans and up to 7 minutes for softer beans. Tip Top your cooked green beans with grated cheese, basil, dill, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, or almonds. Step 6: Remove beans Remove the beans from the pan, top to taste, and serve, knowing you are providing a dish with great taste and powerful nutrition. Did You Know? Astronauts on board the International Space Station enjoyed eating Chef Emeril Lagasse's gourmet spiced green beans.
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