I watched a YouTube video a long time back where a woman used an aseptic container (from veggie broth or plant milk) to grow mung bean sprouts. I thought this was so clever! So, I decided to try my hand at it, and now, this is the way I grow them. SO easy! The aseptic container provides a dark place for your mung bean sprouts to grow!
Step 1: Clean out an aseptic veggie broth container well.
Step 2: Use a funnel to pour 3 T of organic mung beans into the container through the sprout opening. You can do this by hand, but it takes longer.
Step 3: Fill the container with cool water. Close the top and shake gently. Do this 3-4 times to rinse the beans.
Step 4: Snip the 2 front corners off of the box (opposite from the spout).
Step 5: Fill the container one last time, close the top, and set it up on the counter overnight (or for at least 8-12 hours).
Step 6: Drain ALL of the water out of the box through the holes you created on the corners. Let the box sit on the counter to rest.
Step 7: TWICE DAILY, fill the box with cool water, shake gently, then drain through corner holes.
Within 3-5 days, the entire box will be filled with mung bean sprouts that you can use to make all sorts of awesome Asian dishes! Simply cut the box open with a knife and see the beautiful sprouts! You can pour them into a bowl of water and allow the little green seed covers to float to the top. Then, discard them.