Keep frozen. Cooking times may vary depending on your equipment. Stove-Top: Place desired amount of green beans in saucepan with 1/2 cup water. Cover. Bring quickly to a boil. Reduce heat, stir, cook gently 8-10 minutes or just until tender. Drain. Season to taste. Microwave (1100 Watt) (Lower wattage microwave ovens may require more time): Place desired amount of green beans in microwave-safe container with 1/4 cup water. Cover. Cook on High according to chart. Drain. Season to taste. Microwave Cooking Chart: Amount: 1/2 package, 7-8 min cook time, stir after 3 min, 3 min standing time. Amount: Full package, 9-10 min cook time, stir after 4 min, 3 min standing time.