I have been wanting to make my own sprouted beans. Home made sprouted beans are clean and we know it will not be contaminated since if they are not handled properly they can easily get spoil and cause stomach problems. I have tried sprouting beans in the past with less success. This time I tried differently and it was a great success.
Even though all type of dried beans can be sprouted, some take more time than others. The easiest beans to do this is mung (moong) beans since they will sprout in about a day or two.
Here is the step by step method to sprout beans.
- Before going to bed take 3 tablespoons mung beans and clean to remove any dust, husk/skin or bad beans. Wash and add to a container. Add water to cover beans completely and the water level should be high up than the beans. Cover with cheese cloth (or any thin material) and leave overnight.
- Next morning drain water through the cheese cloth. Carefully remove cheese cloth and gently wash the beans by adding water and shaking container slightly. Drain the water and leave the container in a horizontal position. You have wash and drain the beans 3 times (morning, mid-day and at night)
- On the second day morning you will see small sprouts started coming out of the beans.
- If you want the sprouts to be longer continue the process of washing and draining the beans 3 times until you get the right size of the sprout.
- Store in the refrigerate for about 2-3 days and use them in stir-fries or salads. I sprouted the beans only for 2 days that yielded about a little over one cup of sprouted beans as shown below.