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Cooking with Bean Sprouts

Updated on July 28, 2017
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What are bean sprouts?

We see bean sprouts in Asian supermarkets and perhaps in regular supermarkets as well but what are they?

Bean sprouts are sprouts that come from mung beans. They are commonly used in Asian Cuisine, mainly in stir-fry dishes.

You can use bean sprouts in many dishes and recipes. They are delicious and crunchy and will only add to the flavor of the dish.

You can add them to your favorite recipes or you can simply munch on them in place of potatoes chips. You can even dip them in your favorite sauce before enjoying.

How are bean sprouts used?

Bean sprouts don't have to be cooked. They can be eaten raw and are actually best eaten raw since they preserve all the vitamins and minerals.

You can add bean sprouts to sandwiches, salads, even soups. If you choose to add them to soups do so when you are ready to eat it so the vitamins and minerals are preserved.

And if you are looking for a snack you can munch on some bean sprouts. Just be sure to wash them before eating.

If you'd like, you can even use bean sprouts to decorate your meat, fish, rice, and pasta dishes. Be as creative as you want to be.

Remember that before eating the bean sprouts make sure that you thoroughly wash them under running water. Also know that bean sprouts are a perishable food. Keep them in your refrigerator and consume within a few days. After a few days they will most likely be spoiled.

Some bean sprout recipes

You can use bean sprouts in any dish... Here are some recipe suggestions you might want to try.

Bean sprouts tomato salad:

Wash a yellow tomato, cut into slices, and place into a salad bowl. Then wash the bean sprouts and add to the salad bowl. Add a dash of salt and sprinkle with grapeseed oil. Mix well and enjoy.

Bean sprouts in sandwiches:

Toast your favorite bread and lightly spread some mayonnaise. Add your favorite cold cuts and cheeses, place some (washed) bean sprouts on top and enjoy. You can even place another piece of toasted bread on top of it if you'd like.

Bean sprouts in soups:

Next time you eat chicken noodle soup or seafood soup, try adding the bean sprouts to it. Simply heat the soup (if it is cold), add the (washed) bean sprouts to it, mix and enjoy.


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