I grow my own bean sprouts using tea pot. Yes, u heard me right. It is so simple & fun! All u need is a tea pot (must be opac) which make from either metal, glass or ceramic. Old kettle will also do.
Day 1 evening
Okay firstly, measure your beans. 2-3 tbsp of mung beans or any amount enough to cover the bottom layer of your tea pot/kettle is good enough.
Wash & pre-soak the beans for 6-8 hrs. You can see the green skin of the bean start to breaks……
Day 1 before u go to sleep
Drain and rinse the soaked bean. Put them in the cleaned tea pot & close the lid of tea pot.
I just place my tea pot on the table near kitchen there. A visible place please so that u don forget abt the rinsing time.
DO NOT open the lid of the tea pot until the harvesting day.
Day 2 morning
Rinse your bean with water 2-3 times daily. Preferably, before u go out for work or etc. Repeat this step in the afternoon (if u are at home), or do it after u come back from work.
Do not open the lid of your tea pot. Just add in water to the tea pot through the mouth of the tea pot. Give it a little shake & then drain off.
I know, sure u are eager to see how your bean sprouts have being doing.....okay. U can take a quick glance to check its readiness.
Try to avoid light from reaching the sprouts. Once they are exposed to light, they will tend to grow longer & longer. People usually prefer short & fat sprouts rite? So give it a dark environment.
Day 3 morning
Ur bean sprouts are ready!
Reminder, if u r busy in the middle of preparing this sprouts or not ready to cook the sprouts yet, u can just place your tea pot temporarily in the fridge. it will slow down the growth of the sprouts.