Ginataang Munggo (Mung Beans In Coconut Milk) Recipe

Ginataang Munggo (Mung Beans In Coconut Milk) Recipe


  • 1/3 cup mung beans (munggo)
  • 2 cups sweet glutinous rice, (malagkit)
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
  • 8 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup preserved jackfruit (langka) cut into strips (optional)


  1. In a dry skillet over high heat toast mung beans (munggo). Stirring continuously to evenly brown the mung beans. Let it cool completely. Place them in a resealable plastic bag and pass a rolling pin over them a few times to remove skins from the beans. Set aside.
  2. In a large heavy pot combine rice, coconut milk, water, salt and toasted mung beans. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and stirring every 5 minutes to avoid rice and mung beans from sticking at the bottom of the pan. Simmer until rice and mung beans becomes very soft for about 40-50 minutes. Add more water if it becomes too sticky. Add the sugar and jackfruit (langka) and simmer for another 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Cover, remove from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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