This "Mongo Guisado" or Sauteed/Stewed Mung Beans recipe is a highly nutritious and delicious dish common to Filipinos. Mung beans are inexpensive and a humble food but is actually a nutritional powerhouse and to some it is considered to be a 'superfood" for it is abundant in amino acids, vitamins and minerals. In this recipe, it is sauteed and stewed with lean pork, onion, garlic and tomato to create a very flavourful dish. Weight watchers will also benefit from this recipe because it is low in fat and cholesterol but high in soluble dietary fibre.
1. Heat oil in a large skillet, saute onions, garlic and tomatoes; Cook until onions are translucent and tomatoes are tender.
2. Add pork, cook till brown in color. Then add parboiled mung beans, water and fish sauce; Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
3. Add spinach and remove from heat.
4. Serve in bowls and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.