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..Your 5-a-day in 5 minutes..

Eating 5 vegetable portions a day doesn't have to mean eating a salad. Here's a simple recipe that takes only a little longer than 5 minutes to prepare (less if your chopping skills are top notch.) The main ingredient is the humble bean sprout.

I probably don't eat enough beans sprouts - I tend to ignore them when I find them at my local supermarket as I never think they look very fresh. But the beansprouts I find when I occasionally go to an Asian supermarket always look as if they're freshly picked, so I tend to buy up a pack whenever I shop there. Along with the beansprouts, I use 3 cloves of garlic and half a red and yellow pepper with a garnish of chopped spring onion. Once you've chopped all your veg, it's just a matter of getting a tablespoon of sesame oil nice and hot in a large frying pan or wok. Then, toss in your garlic and stir fry for 1 minutes and then 2 minutes with the rest of the veg. Season with salt and pepper and you're done, Tip out onto a large plate and garnish with the spring onions. What could be easier? What could be more healthy?

You can use this dish as a side to share or as a main course with a bowl of rice. You'll get your five-a-day vegetables with fibre, plenty of vitamin B, C and K plus lots of essential minierals. I think you have to agree, that's not bad for 5 minutes of effort!

So, if you want to bring some fried beansprouts into your life, you can find the Youtube tutorial by clicking Stir Fried Beansprouts or by scrolling to the bottom of the page. The written recipe is just below.

Happy stir frying! Kurumi XXXX.



(makes 2 generous servings)

3 cloves of garlic

1/2 yellow bell pepper

1/2 red bell pepper

1 spring onion for topping

1 tbsp of sesame oil

1 packet of beansprouts (approx. 350g), rinsed

1 tsp of salt or to taste

a little pepper


slice the garlic cloves, peppers and spring onion thinly

heat the sesame oil in a large frying pan or wok. add the sliced garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds.

add and stir fry the peppers and beansprouts for 1 - 2 minutes and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste

place the fried beansprouts on a large serving plate and garnish with the sliced spring onion.

your Stir fried Beansprouts dish is ready to serve.


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