Friday, June 15, 2012

Stir Fried Pea Sprouts

I loved pea sprouts!!  This veggie is not cheap if we were to order it in a Chinese restaurant.  It costs about $12 per plate.  Other veggie is about $8.  It is more expensive then other vegetable.  I paid $3 to $4 for a box and it served one plate like the above picture.  So, instead of ordering this veggie in the restaurant, I usually cook it at home for less than $5.

I usually cut the sprouts in half with a scissor as I found it to be easier to cook and eat.  It also need quite a bit of oil to stir-fry this veggie, or else it will leave you with the unpleasant raw taste.  If you master cooking this veggie at home, it can save you some money.  :-P


  • 1 box of pea sprouts, cut into half and wash in running water, set aside to drain
  • 1 small piece of ginger, thinly sliced, keep to skin (less heaty)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 cup of dried small shrimps, rinsed and drained
  • Cooking oil of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp. Chinese white rice wine
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. chicken granules


1.  In a heated wok, add in some cooking oil.  When heated, add in ginger slices and stir-fry until fragrant.  Add in dried small shrimps and stir-fry until crispy.  Add in sliced garlic, and stir-fry until slightly brown.

2.  Add in pea sprouts and stir-fry well.  Add salt to taste.  Stir-fry until reduce in size.  Add in Chinese rice wine and chicken granules.  Mix well.  Serve hot!


The Experimental Cook said...

interesting that you should use Chinese wine and ginger for this dish which I thought are for meats. Will try this next day. Thanks for sharing.

Nava K said...

Just like you, I love these sprouts. I also cook them the same way as you did but without the wine. I can have just this stir fried sprouts with rice and thats enough for me because its so appetizing.

tigerfish said...

I cook pea sprouts the way you do too! The cooking wine makes it so much better! Need to buy pea sprouts soon.

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

Yes these are more expensive than other vegetables but they taste so good...I usually have them with just garlic and oyster sauce base...i could just finish a whole plate of them! :)

Food For Tots said...

I still can't master the skill in cooking pea sprouts. Yours look perfect and delicious!

Alice said...

i like this veggies too, so crunchy :)

WokandSpoon said...

Great that you could save some $$!! Lovely healthy dish!

daphne said...

I agree! sprouts are expensive here too. Sometimes I have it in my salads but I like it stir fry as well-just the way you do it!

noobcook said...

I find it difficult to stir-fry pea shoots till tender ... yours look great!