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a bowl of sweet ginataang munggo with a wooden serving spoon
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Sweet Ginataang Munggo

A simple yet delicious Filipino dessert made with toasted mung beans and glutinous rice simmered with coconut milk and sugar. It's a great recipe for breakfast, dessert or snacks!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6
Calories: 866kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green mung beans
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups glutinous rice rinsed
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium heat, toast the mung beans until they turn brown and produce a nutty fragrance, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer the toasted mung beans to a baking sheet and crack them open using a rolling pin or a cast-iron pan.
  • In a large pot, add water, glutinous rice, mung beans, and half of the coconut milk and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once the mixture is boiling, continually stir so the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.  Rice will be cooked in about 25-30 minutes.
  • Add the remaining coconut milk, brown sugar and stir well and check the sweetness. If you want more add more brown sugar.
  • Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 866kcal | Carbohydrates: 136g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 894mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 9mg
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