Mung Bean Sprouts: Make Your Own

Mung bean sprouts are pretty easy to make at home as long as you plan a few days ahead. I think the hardest part is finding the mung beans! There are pretty expensive on Amazon but very cheap at Winco if you have one. A natural foods store might be another good place to look.

First, get 2 different sizes of containers. The smaller one needs to fit inside the larger one. Here, I have used two different sizes of sour cream containers. (Okay, one is cottage cheese, but you get the idea.)

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Next, poke holes in the bottom of the smaller container.

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Then, poke holes in the lid. The smaller container should fit inside of the larger, so only 1 lid is needed.

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Fill the small container about 1/4 of the way with mung beans. Cover with water and soak overnight. Drain the water and put the lid on.

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Rinse the beans 2X daily. Let the water drain out of the holes, then return the small container and put the lid on. Keep the sprouts in a cool, somewhat dark place. Mine were on my counter because there are no windows in my kitchen.

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Finally, after 2 1/2 – 3 days, the sprouts are done! Mine starting breaking out of the container at this point.

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Remove the sprouts from the container, rinse thoroughly, and let them dry on a towel on the counter before storing. Keep them in the fridge for up to a week. Use the mung bean sprouts raw or cooked.

mung bean sprouts

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