How to Grow Mung Bean Sprouts
Cook time is an estimation of the initial time involved, but does NOT include 4 day sprouting period or rinsing the beans each day.
Makes approximately 2 cups of sprouts.
mung beans (whole beans meant for sprouting- check the packaging label)
glass mason jar, at least 16oz
cheesecloth + rubber band
Place a clean glass jar in the oven at 225ºF for at 20 minutes. Leave the jar in the warm oven until you're ready to use it.
Sprout Mung Beans:
Rinse beans. Put beans in mason jar, and fill with 2-3 times more cool water than beans (2-3 TB).
Cover jar opening with cheesecloth, and secure with a rubber band. Place jar in a dark, cool space (like a cabinet), and soak beans for 8-12 hours.
Drain beans, rinse, and drain out the water. Store in dark space again. Continue to rinse and drain twice a day for about 3 days, until the sprouts have grown out as long as you like them.
Set beans in daylight for one day without rinsing.
Refrigerate in an airtight container and use within 3-5 days.
Nutrition information assumes 1/4 cup of sprouts per person.