How to Steam Green Beans in the Microwave
How to Steam Green Beans in the Microwave for a quick, simple, and delicious weeknight side dish.
Servings 4 servings
- 1 pound fresh green beans washed and trimmed
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablesooon butter
- Salt and pepper
Place washed and trimmed green beans in a microwave-safe bowl. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the bowl, 2 to 3 tablespoons.
Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 4 to 6 minutes, until green beans are just tender.
Carefully remove plate (the steam will be hot), drain any remaining liquid, and add about a tablespoon of butter to the bowl. Toss to coat and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve and enjoy!