Wash beans; trim ends, and remove strings.
Cut beans into 2-inch pieces.
Combine beans, pepper rings, and basil in a medium saucepan with a small amount of water.
Bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
Add lemon rind, lemon juice, and sesame seeds; toss.