Green Bean Sambal and Nasi Goreng
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An incredibly tasty, spicy green bean recipe that makes a great dish side dish or main when paired with steamed rice for a light lunch.
Recipe type: sides
Cuisine: Indonesian
Serves: Serves 4
  • 1 bag of frozen green beans (you can use fresh when in season)
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp of sambal oelek (Indonesian chili sauce), adjust to taste
  • soy sauce to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, evenly chopped
  • 1.5 to 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (I used olive)
  1. To quickly defrost the green beans place in a bowl with warm water, allow to sit until defrosted or about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. While the green beans are defrosting we'll prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Heat the oil and once warm saute the onion until soft and translucent, then add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Next add the sambal oelek sauce and soy sauce stir until well combined. Add the defrosted and drained green beans to the pan. Cook until beans are to your desired tenderness.
Recipe based on and inspired by The Complete Asian Cookbook A highly recommended cookbook!
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at