Garlic Ginger Green Beans

Green beans are a simple side dish fit for almost any occasion, give them an Asian-style flavor infusion though and then you’ve got something truly special that still only takes about 25 minutes from start to finish. These garlic ginger green beans get quick blanching and, after they’ve stopped cooking, a stir in a hot pan with some sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and some rice vinegar for good measure.

garlic ginger green beans served in a ceramic bowl with a wooden spoon, ginger root, and soy sauce in the background

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Copy Cat Panda Express Fried Rice

Stay in tonight and still have your favorite fried rice. This version of Panda Express’ most popular side dish makes it easy to see why it’s so loved. Slightly salty, extra savory this meal packs a flavor punch while still keeping the ingredients simple. In under 20 minutes you can be enjoying this copy cat fried rice recipe, and serve it as part of your own two entree plate from the convenience of your own home.

a bowl shown full of this copy cat fried rice with a bottle of soy sauce and a bowl of orange chicken in the background
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Braised Celery

Wondering what to do with an extra celery? Need a new side dish option? This savory braised celery recipe is just the thing you’ve been looking for. It’s quick and easy, and the result is tender celery that tastes like it’s soaked up all the flavors of a soup pot with only 10 minutes work. Get your bunch of celery out of the crisper drawer, and turn it into the star side dish for your next big meal!

cooked braised celery shown in a white serving bowl with fresh bread and herbs in the back ground

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Caprese Grilled Cheese

This Caprese grilled cheese offers everything a traditionalist would expect, but has the power to win over a whole new generation with it’s Mediterranean twist on the classic sandwich. Sweet basil, juicy tomatoes, and fresh melted mozzarella are sandwiched between two perfectly crisped slices of thick buttered bread making this a truly gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.

caprese grilled cheese on a stack of gray lunch plates with vine ripened tomatoes in the background

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