Green Beans With Water Chestnuts
12 oz. fresh green beans
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger root
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup thinly sliced water chestnuts
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
Slice the green beans and water chestnuts ahead of time, but cook just before meal time
Wash and drain green beans. French-cut in half lengthwise; set aside.
Combine chicken broth, ginger root and garlic in a fry pan; bring to a boil. Add green beans and water chestnuts. Sprinkle with soy sauce. Cover tightly and steam 7 to 8 minutes until tender-crisp.
Season to taste with pepper.