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Hearty Mung Bean And Tuna Soup

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This Mung Beans Soup with tuna fish chunks is light, nutritious yet satisfying. The coconut milk and pumpkin compliments the flavor and gives it a distinctive and unique texture and taste. This is definitely one of the best ways to use Mung Beans. It is a soup you can enjoy anytime and in any season of the year. So the next time you come across mung beans in your local market or are curious as to just what to do with them, try this recipe. It is a satisfying soup-a meal in a bowl. These Asian beans don't need pre-soaking and are very nourishing, while being relatively easy to digest and are a great source of protein, dietary fiber, iron and other minerals.
Ingredients
  Mung beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tuna chunks 1 Can (10 oz) (preserved in soy bean oil)
  Coconut milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Pumpkin 300 Gram, diced
  Green chill peppers 2 Large
  Garlic clove 5 Small, minced
  Ginger 10 Gram, thinly sliced
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Clean and prepare all the ingredients before you start cooking.

MAKING
2. Add 1 liter of water in a stock pot or saucepan and boil the mung beans until tender. Set aside.
3. Spoon the oil in which tuna is preserved into a stew pot or skillet and heat.
4. Saute garlic, onion and ginger for 30 seconds.
5. Add and saute pumpkin for 1 minute.
6. Add 1 liter of water and let it boil. Simmer for 3 minutes.
7. Season with salt and ground pepper.
8. Add tuna chunks and coconut milk. Let it boil gently.
9. Add the cooked mung beans and simmer for 2 minutes.
10. Finally add the green chili pepper and stir for 30 seconds.

SERVING
11. Serve the soup in a bowl, with crusty bread on the side, but you may also serve it like a stew/curry, over rice if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Filipino
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Mung Bean
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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