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Instant Pot Green Beans

Learn how to cook Crunchy Instant Pot Green Beans Recipe (Pressure Cooker Green Beans). Enjoy perfectly cooked fresh green beans or super quick & easy yet deliciously healthy 5-ingredient Stir-Fried Garlic Green Beans!
Servings 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins


  • ½ pound (227g) green beans
  • ½ cup (125ml) cold water

Optional Stir Frying Ingredients


  • Pressure Cook Green Beans: Pour in ½ cup (125ml) cold water. Place steamer rack in Instant Pot. Place green beans on steamer rack. Pressure cook at Low Pressure for 0 - 2 minutes (0 minute for crunchy texture; 2 minutes for softer texture). Then, Quick Release.
  • Serve: Green beans are ready to serve. If you are serving at this step, simply season with salt and black pepper.

Optional Stir-Frying

  • *Note: If you are proceeding with this optional stir-frying step, avoid seasoning at this step, drain water and set aside green beans to air dry.
  • Prepare Instant Pot Pressure Cooker: Remove the hot water and towel dry the inner pot. Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button, then Adjust button to Sauté More function). Ensure your pot is as hot as it can be when you add in garlic (Instant Pot: indicator says HOT).
  • Sauté Garlic & Green Beans: Add 1 tbsp (15ml) peanut oil or olive oil in the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add in minced garlic, sauté for roughly 30 seconds. Do not let the garlic burn. Pour in air-dried green beans and saute for 30 seconds. Season with fish sauce (~1.5 - 2 tsp) and fine sea salt to taste. Saute for another 30 seconds. The garlic should be golden brown at this point and super flavorful.
  • Serve Instant Pot Green Beans: Serve the flavorful crunchy garlic green beans immediately!
Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 108kcal


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.3mg