How to Cook Chinese Noodle Beans (With Cooking Video)

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A simple side dish of Chinese noodle beans with sautéed onions and pepper.

How to Cook Chinese Noodle Beans - A simple side dish of Chinese noodle beans, with sautéed onions and pepper.

Chinese noodle beans are a delicious veggie, but most people don’t know what to do with them. How to cook them and what they taste like are the top two questions I get asked any time I mention growing them in the garden.

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In this episode, I share a simple recipe to make with the noodle beans. Watch me make it in the video or you can simply scroll down to the printable version.

How to Cook Chinese Noodle Beans:

Chinese Noodle Bean Recipe - A simple side dish of Chinese noodle beans, with sauteed onions and pepper.

To make this Chinese Noodle Bean recipe you will need:

  • Chinese noodle beans
  • large pot of salted water for cooking
  • coconut oil ( or other cooking oil)
  • onion
  • garlic
  • jalapeno pepper
  • coconut aminos
  • lime juice
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • ice water
  • colander
  • large skillet or wok

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Chinese Noodle Beans

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
A simple side dish of Chinese noodle beans with sautéed onions and pepper.
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 94 kcal


  • 1 lb red Chinese noodle beans, washed but not cut
  • salted water for cooking
  • 1 Tb coconut oil, or other cooking oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, deseeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoon coconut aminos
  • 1 Tb lime juice
  • 1 Tb toasted sesame seeds


  • To being, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the whole noodle beans and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until they are just tender.
  • Drain the beans and immediately put them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Again drain the beans. Let the beans sit in a colander to fully drain while you begin the next steps.
  • In a large skillet or wok, heat the coconut oil and cook the sliced onion until they are tender and slightly golden.
  • Add in the minced garlic and jalapeño pepper and cook for just a minute.
  • Add in the beans and cook for about 2 minutes, until they are hot.
  • Add in the coconut aminos and lime juice, then toss to coat.
  • Remove the beans from the heat and transfer to a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy!



Serving: 1cCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 65mgPotassium: 308mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 823IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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