Homemade Bean Sprouts
You can buy bean sprouts anywhere, but it is fun and easy to grow them at home. Bean sprouts are made with mung beans; those lovely tiny green beans. I buy them dried at my supermarket.
If you like white bean sprouts grow them in a dark place. If you like them green like mine in the picture, grow them in a lighter environment. Because I use a translucent bucket, my bean sprouts turn green.
I soak my mung beans overnight. If I can
I lay a paper kitchen towel in a used plastic yogurt bucket. I wet the towel and I spread my beans on top. They do not need to touch the towel. Two layers of beans will work fine, but do not add too many.
I wrap a piece of kitchen towel on the top and secure it with an elastic band.
Ready in four days
I leave this for about 4 days. My bean sprouts will grow fast. I check them daily and add a little water. You can use them anytime, but I like them with the green leaves on the top.
I use my bean sprouts as the final ingredient in noodle dishes or as a condiment for soto ajam (or any soto really ;-)).