By: The Working Girl’s Kitchen
This is one of my favorite ban-chan (Korean side dish). You can eat it as a snack or as a side dish with a meal. I love the crunch of the sprouts and the nutty-spice flavor combo.
Nutritional benefits: soybean sprouts
- Protein: 1 cup of soybean sprouts provides 9.16g of protein
- Vitamins: Soybean sprouts provide B vitamin, folate, which is essential for the synthesis of DNA and red blood cells. They also are a good source of vitamin C.
- Minerals: Soybean sprouts are a great source of zinc, a mineral essential for proper smell, immune function and wound healing. Sprouts contain iron and potassium.
- In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients other than the sprouts.
- Boil 4 cups of water in a large pot. Add sprouts to the boiling water for two minutes.
- Drain sprouts from boiling water. Rinse in cold water, and then shake off excess water.
- Add sprouts to the sesame seed mixture. Combine mixture with sprouts throughly with tongs. Serve and enjoy!
- 1 lb soybean sprouts, rinsed and drained
- 2 tsp sesame seed oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 tsp fish sauce or soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 jalapeno, chopped (optional) or sprinkling of red-pepper flakes