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Chinese Mung Bean Dessert

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"This is a deliciously different dessert, made by simmering together mung beans, pearl barley, white rice, and rock sugar. This dish is also great as a snack."
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2 h 45 m servings 394 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Place mung beans in a bowl and cover with several inches of cool water; soak for 1 hour. Drain.
  2. Transfer mung beans to a small saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until mung beans open up, about 1 hour. Stir in rock sugar until dissolved.
  3. Combine mung beans, rice, and barley in a saucepan. Add 8 times the volume in water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice and barley are soft, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 394 calories; 1.4 g fat; 78 g carbohydrates; 17.8 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 27 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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