Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mung-Bean Sprout Stir-Fry (炒绿豆芽)

This is a simple dish with ingredients that you can grow at home and minimal prep time. I had just sprouted a bunch of mung beans in a jar and boy, do they taste super-fresh and delicious!

-Vegetable Oil
-Mung-Bean Sprouts
-3 Stalks of Scallions
-salt (if desired)

1. Cut off the roots of the scallions. Chop the white parts and the green parts into one inch segments. Make sure the whites and the greens stay separate.
2. Heat the frying pan. Add a bit of oil. Stir-fry the scallion whites.
3. Toss in the sprouts and stir-fry for about 10 seconds. Close the lid for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. (Don't over stir-fry or the sprouts will become limp and soggy.) Add a pinch of salt if desired.
4. Turn off heat and stir in the scallion greens. (The greens will become yellow with heat. That's why it's wise to add it last.)
Serve with rice or noodles.

Happy eating!


  1. I love these! My mom makes it a lot, too :) I never thought to grow our own bean sprouts, though... that will probably be even more tasty!

  2. dude i'm totally trying your recipes sometimes. for real.


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