Green beans! I got this recipe from watching my mom cook. Can't go wrong with mom's cooking.
Required: French style green beans (the thin small kind), Olive Oil, Fresh Garlic, Sugar (yes, that's right)
Optional: Medium grain white rice
Mince one garlic clove. Rinse green beans. Heat pan for 30 seconds on high. Place 2 Tbsp of oil and garlic in pan. Sauté the garlic. Dump the green beans into the pan. Sauté. Add 2 Tsp of sugar. Mix well. Keep cooking under high heat until beans start to caramelize a bit. Let green beans cook until soft while still retaining crispness. (Soggy beans are not ideal.)
Optional to serve on a bed of rice. 10 minutes and you're ready to eat!