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Mung Beans Cooked in Sweet Syrup

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Thai desserts do not get more rustic and simple than this. Just three ingredients make up a simple and quick sweet if you are in a hurry. Just remember to soak the beans ahead of time."
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3 h 40 m servings 170
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place the mung beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 3 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse before using.
  2. Combine the beans with 5 1/4 quart water in a large pot over medium heat; cook until the beans are tender, about 30 minutes. Stir the sugar into the mixture; cook and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 170 calories; 1.3 38.9 2 0 137 Full nutrition

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so excited that i found this recipe! my mother made this for me growing up and i was craving it. it's so simple and healthy. i soaked the mung beans overnight which caused them to retain a lot o...

My parents used to make this dish during the summer. Instead of having the soup hot, it was a perfect dish served cold. I much prefer this to sweet red bean soup.