Mung Beans.. ever heard of them? Well... if you haven't let me tell you! Mung beans are round green beans. They are easy to prepare and do not require pre-soaking. Mung beans are commonly used in Ayurveda because of it's holistic and high nutritional values. They are good for you, and very easy to digest, and rarely cause bloating or gas. Mung beans have approximately 14 grams of protein per serving. They are high in fiber, thiamin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and folate. They are at times called the weight-loss bean because of their weight-loss properties... and are amazing for pregnant women. Here is a simple way to make them. I usually make a couple of cups worth and eat them in different ways throughout the week.
1 Cup Mung Beans
4 Cups Water
Pinch of Salt
1 Red Onion, Sliced
3 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
1 Tomato, Diced
3 Tablespoons Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Packet Goya Seasoning
1/2 Cup Water
Bring mung beans to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until beans are soft,
approximately 45-50 minutes. Check often and add more water if needed.
This is what Mung Beans look like cooked.
Heat the oil and add the onions... cook for about 1 minute.
Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Add the tomato and cook for another minute.
Add the oregano and the Goya Packet...
This is Goya Seasoning Packets... they have several flavors... this is my favorite. They are
an essential part of hispanic cooking and give foods a very savory taste ... look for it and keep handy.
Cook for about 1 minute.
Add the beans and water...
Simmer for a couple of minutes ...
Serve with white rice.