Ramadan is the time for fasting, abstinence , prayers and patience.. But when there are kids in the house fasting,churning out fancy foods for Iftar also becomes important. All three of my babies , J1(13),J2(10) and J3 (8) are fasting almost everyday with me and my husband , so I want to create food that they enjoy.. Along with that comes the problem of making it healthy too.. So I try mallumomos one day.. Then fruit whip another day .. Vegetable cutlets .. I even sneak veggies into the beef cutlets !! Today I made chicken fried rice, and to go with that, I made wok seared green beans with sesame seeds. They turned out yum!!

Beans stirfy with sesame seeds

500 gm green beans, trimmed
3-4 tbsp oil/ butter( I prefer butter)
3 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tsp (packed) golden brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Cook green beans in large pot of boiling water until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain. Transfer green beans to large bowl of ice water to cool. Drain again. Pat green beans dry. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap green beans in paper towels and enclose in resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate.)
Heat oil in heavy large wok or nonstick skillet over high heat. Add green beans and stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and pepper. Stir-fry until sauce reduces slightly and loosely coats green beans, about 2 minutes longer. Add sesame seeds and toss to coat. Transfer green bean mixture to bowl and serve.

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