For a softer, less crunchy saute, add a couple of tablespoons of water, cover and let cook about 5 minutes. I would encourage you to throw in anything else you might want in this dish. Add some onions with the garlic if you want, some chilies or maybe some ginger, it's a very flexible dish. In the pictures we topped the beans with spring onions and a little parsley. Why not? Cilantro would be great in this too!