Simple Sprouts Stir-Fry
The trick to stir-frying mung bean sprouts is to go light on the seasonings and not to overcook them.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 3 to 4
- 3 cups mung bean sprouts
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil
- 2 thin slices ginger
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon Asian sesame oil, optional
Rinse the mung bean sprouts and drain thoroughly.
Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the ginger. Brown for 2 to 3 minutes and then remove from the pan.
Add the mung bean sprouts. Stir-fry for a minute, stirring in the soy sauce. Stir-fry for a bit longer, stirring in the salt, sugar, and sesame oil if using. Serve hot.