Chicken roll with homegrown sprouts.

homegrown sprouts

For some reason I’m not much of a chicken person. To many weird parts I think. Though every once in a while I try it out again. I didn’t follow this recipe perfectly sauce wise but it came out fantastic nonetheless. You can find the original amaretto chicken recipe here.

homegrown sprouts

Growing sprouts is so simple its funny. I bought this large sprouting jar from a neighborhood herb shop for maybe like 7 bucks. You can just buy the lids but slapping them on a normal quart jar will limit the amount of sprouts you will yield. I’ve sprouted several things but alfalfa is still my favorite. They make any sandwich a thousand times better adding a nice crunch and some good live nutrition. Sprouts also work nicely as a bed for almost any main dish to rest on.

I basically drop a couple tablespoons of seeds into the jar rinse them a few times then fill it up a third of the way and let it sit overnight. Alfalfa seeds are so tiny that they really only need about 5 hours of this initial soak. In the morning I dump out the water then rinse a couple times pouring out the final rinse (kinda gently here folks). Setting them in a bowl tilled downward (70°) so the remaining water can flow out. I then cover the jar with a towel so no light gets in. This is where I usually head to work. When I get home I repeat this rinse/drain process. I’ll do this two more days but on the last day I keep the towel off to let the sprouts green up a little (sunshine but not direct light). Once there ready I pull them out and rinse several times in a big bowl until most the brown seeds shells that rise to the top are gone. Put them in a container in the fridge and they are good for the week. They grow so quickly its cool for kids (and adults) to see nature and creation happen so quickly right before your eyes.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted March 21, 2013 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Mmmm I feel like I NEED to try growing sprouts at home.
    Thanks for sharing, I didn’t know it is this simple.

  2. Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Flora – Super simple and tasty healthy. Love your blog by the way.