Okay… I think this is incredible… Did you know that you can sprout mung beans in a teapot?
Just think, you don’t have to purchase a sprouting kit, jars and lids, or find a dark place to sprout your beans that you’ll eventually forget about until it starts to smell funky… (I’m sooo guilty of this)…
What I LOVE about sprouting in a teapot is the space the sprouts are allotted to grow!…and that they can be kept right on the counter top because it will be kept dark right in your pot.
How to sprout mung beans:
If the tails of the sprouts look a little stringy, you can snap them off. I grew up snapping the tails off of bean sprouts with my mom. It’s one of those nice memories that I have spending time together. So, it’s something that I still take the time to do. It can be time consuming, so grab a kid and turn on
some music and start snapping away! It’s a good way to connect, and get your children interested in food.
My mom says they look so much nicer after snapping off the tails, and I have to agree. With 1 1/2 pounds of bean sprouts, I think it took me close to an hour to clean them. I did this while my kids were at school, so no little helpers…. this time.
Voila!.. You have FRESH bean sprouts!… If you do not need them right away, store in the fridge, and use within a few days! ♥