One of my favorite things about traveling is getting lost in the local cuisine, which also means cooking with ingredients that are new (to me).

Cue these gorgeous long beans that can be found at Farmer’s Markets all over Oahu, but we got ours at one of the many fresh seafood and produce vendors at the Marketplace in City Square

While I wasn’t exactly sure what we’d do with them, it took next to no time to figure something awesome out.

And guess what?!

You can make this fast and easy 5-ingredient stir fry at home with regular green beans, too.

Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound long (or green) beans
  • Sesame seeds
  • Rice


Step 1

Cook a pot of rice according to package directions.

Step 2

Brown your pork in a saute pan over medium high heat.

As ground pork cooks, it tends to get watery, so continue the cooking process until after the moisture has evaporated and your bits begin to brown.

Step 3

Add 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce to coat before removing pork from pan and setting aside.

Step 4

Wash, dry and trim your long beans to about 4 inches in size.

Add long beans to the saute pan over medium heat with the remaining pork fat.

Cook until tender and slightly blistered. This should only take a minute.

Step 5

Add pork back to the pan with blistered beans and coat with remaining barbecue sauce.

Step 6

Serve over rice and sprinkled with sesame seeds.