I didn't have a cheesecloth so I simply covered my mason jar with a coffee filter and screwed the lid on so that the beans could breathe. When draining, I simply put a wire mesh strainer over the top of the jar and inverted it to get all the liquid out. I'm currently on day 2 of the sprouting process and I already see little sprouts peeping out of the beans. I'm very excited to see how this will turn out!
I have experimented with a lot of beans to sprout. Lentils are definitely included in my storage. Tip: I cut a round piece of plastic canvas instead of cheese cloth. It is reusable and washes up easily. I have made up sprout kits including beans, jar and directions for gifts. They are great for kids too.
I use mosquito netting to cover my mason jars and it works WAY better than anything else I've tried when rinsing and draining. Otherwise, this is a great how-to for lentil sprouts!
Awesome how to "recipe". I use a Sproutman Sproutbag, and it works out perfectly(: Thanks Sharon!
Great instructions. Started with about 1/2 cup of dry lentils in a Mason jar with a coffee filter top (screwed the lid over it), and after about a day I already had about 1/4" of sprout growing. Very excited. I never grew my own sprouts at home because I thought it was too difficult / time consuming. LOL! It takes like two or three minutes each time you rinse them, twice a day, for just a few days.
I used only 4 tablespoons of lentils, and ended up with a small mason jar full of sprouts. An excellent way to get fresh veggies with tons of nutrients. Taste great too! Really good to stuff into pita sandwiches and sprinkle on salads and cooked dishes as well.
I have sprouted many types of legumes in the past but have never thought about lentils. The complete recipe filled a quart jar. They are delicious mixed in salads and wraps. Thanks Sharon for helping to renew my interest in sprouts. Made for *Partying the Diabetic Way*
What excellent fun! These are much cheaper for me than buying sprouts from the produce company, much fresher and with less packaging to deal with. I used to think that I didn't want to invest the time and effort to sprout my own. How foolish of me. These don't take much effort at all. I've been making a batch of these a week for awhile now, we use ALOT of sprouts. They seem to stay crispy and "bright" for a good 10 days. Thanks for the nudge, Sharon.
very easy to do. so far I've used them on sandwiches and salad, but want to try them in stir fry. Made for everyday's a holiday tag.
this was fun and easy to do, and added a nice something to my lunchtime sandwich today. Can't wait to try the remainder of my first "harvest" as stirfry...