Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mung Bean Sprouts

How to make Mung Bean Sprouts!    
  • Choose organic, dried mung beans and rinse them well before soaking.
  • Keep in mind that mung beans will at least double in size during sprouting, so only prepare as many sprouts as you can eat in about 4 weeks.
  • Place your mung beans in a bowl full of drinking water.   Soak overnight for about 8 to 12 hours and then rinse and drain them. Return the beans to the bowl or if you have space leave them in the colander and cover with a cloth. Leave in a cool place while the beans sprout.
  • Rinse and drain the beans well every 8 hours.  Watch your sprouts grow over the next few days. You can stop sprouting after 2 days when the tails are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, or keep them growing up to 4 days for large, plump sprouts.
  • Finish sprouting by giving your beans a final rinse and then placing them in a container in the refrigerator. Sprouts should last about 2 to 6 weeks; however, it will depend on the length of sprouting and amount of moisture on the beans when you placed them in the refrigerator. Make sure that you smell the sprouts for spoilage after 2 weeks and toss them if you are in doubt.

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