Bean Sprout Stir Fry
1 1/2 Cups Fresh Bean Sprouts
1/4 Cup Sliced Green Onion
2-3 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Teaspoons Soy Sauce
2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
Salt and Pepper
Sesame Seeds for garnish
Rinse the bean sprouts under running water and then transfer to a bowl filled with cool water for at least five minutes. Strain the bean sprouts from the water and allow excess water to drain away.
Heat the Sesame oil in a medium sized skillet over a low-medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute. Add the bean sprouts and cook for 1-2 minutes stirring constantly. Add the sliced green onion and cook for one minute more.
Just before serving, season with soy sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Garnish top with Sesame seeds.
This dish makes a great veggie side for almost any Asian meal, or inside the Korean wraps recipe I added just the other day.
A key step in this recipe is letting the bean sprouts soak in the cool water. This allows the bean sprouts to drink up some fresh water so they get that nice crisp veggie texture. Otherwise they might be a bit soft and not as delicious.