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What Are Bean Sprouts?

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Bean sprouts are a vegetable that’s often considered a culinary vegetable as it’s used for cooking. However, they can also be eaten raw.

Why Are They Healthy?

What Different Kinds Are There?

How Do They Grow?

Can I Grow Them at Home?

How to Make Bean Sprouts?

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First, find a reputable health food store or online catalog and buy whole and untreated beans meant for sprouting and eating. Make sure to find clean beans. Wash the beans and remove any broken or damaged beans and foreign objects. 

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Fill a jar 1/4 of the amount full of beans. Then add cold, clean water. Use a drainable cap for a lid (any kind of mesh cap will work such as a cheesecloth—specialized sprouting containers and jars can also be purchased) and soak the beans for 8-12 hours at room temp.

The beans will have expanded from soaking. Drain the water through the lid. Pour clean water through the lid, rinse and drain again. Place the jar away from sunlight and nearly upside-down. Angle the jar by placing something underneath so the moisture can escape and air can circulate.


Continue rinsing and draining the beans with clean, fresh water 2-4 times a day. Once the sprouts have grown to the length, you desire they’re done! Give them a wash and the sprouts are ready to be eaten or cooked.

How Do You Clean Them?

How Do You Cook Them?

5 Amazing Bean Sprout Recipes

1. Kongnamool (Korean Soybean Sprouts)


Ingredients:

  • 1lb soybean sprouts
  • 2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Korean chile powder
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup sesame oil

Preparation

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2. Bean Sprouts with Tofu


Ingredients:

  • 8 oz bean sprouts
  • 1 tbsp. oil, and extra oil for pan frying
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk scallion, cut into 2-inch segments
  • 1 piece firm tofu, cut into rectangles

Preparation

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3. Classic Bean Sprout Stir-Fry


Ingredients:

  • 1lb bean sprouts, hair removed
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, sliced
  • ½ cup scallions, thinly sliced
  • Peanut oil to cook
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Preparation

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4. Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts and Chinese Chives


Ingredients:

  • 6 cups bean sprouts, rinsed and dried
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Shaoxing cooking wine
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce (Red Boat brand)
  • 1 rounded tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 5 ounces Chinese chives with ends trimmed off, cut into 2-inch segments (can be substituted for green onions, the dark green part only, cut lengthwise in half)
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

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5. Beef and Bean Sprout Stir-Fry


Ingredients:

  • 1 can (14 ounces) bean sprouts, drained
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. instant chicken bouillon granules
  • A pinch of white pepper
  • 5 tsp. soy sauce, divided
  • 3 tsp. cornstarch, divided
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce (optional)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, divided
  • ½ cup sliced water chestnuts
  • ½ cup green onions, sliced into 1-inch
  •  segments
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • 1lb boneless beef sirloin, cut into thin strips
  • Hot cooked rice, for serving

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Bean Sprouts Are the Way to Go

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Adding bean sprouts into your diet is a great way to get essential nutrients for your body. With these recipes, you can turn them into a delish dish for the family or just for two. Growing them at home adds even more pride to the experience and is easy to do. Impressing guests or family members with these easy recipes is a sure thing!

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