Soybean Broth

Mung bean sprouts can be substituted for soybean sprouts, but they aren’t as flavorful.

Serves: 3Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 3


  • ½ lb. soybean sprouts
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  • Place sprouts and 1 cup water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, the white parts of the scallions, and salt. Pour in 3 cups water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Garnish with the green parts of the scallions.