So last month I made my first entry in a series I entitled "The Sproutables"
It was on how to sprout Quinoa. I also spoke about the health benefits of sprouting food. I recommend you check that post out first, if you are completely unfamiliar with sprouting.
With that said let's sprout lentils!
All you need:
- 1/2 cup of (organic)lentils
- about 2-3 cups of filtered water
- 1 quart mason jar
All you need to do:
First rinse and remove and stones and debris from the lentils
Add lentils and water to the mason jar
Allow the lentils to soak for 8 hours.
After 8 hours soaking, drain, rinse and drain the lentils again.
Now you'll need to invert the jar over a bowl at an angle. You'll need a sprouting screen or thin piece of fabric to put over the neck of the jar. (Keeps the lentils from escaping.)
Repeat the steps of rinsing and draining the lentils 2-3 times a day until the lentils have sprouted about a inch long tail.
Here's how they look after one day of this process.
After day 2
All done! Now I'll lay them out on a cloth to dry a bit before I refrigerate them.
If you store them in the fridge, be sure to use them within 1 week. However they freeze well for an extended storage time.
Now to convince my wife do a write up on her badass sprouted lentil burger recipe. ;)
Thanks for reading!
P.S. I've decided to start the tag #thesproutables so you can find all my edible sprouts posts searching that tag line.
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Credit: Atticus from the tv show "Todd and the pure book of evil"