Monday, June 1, 2009

mung dal with rice and greens

This is a healthy, easy, satisfying meal that we eat often in our house.

First, soak the mung dal in water (preferably overnight but a couple of hours is good too). Strain off the water and put them in a pot with new water, enough to cover the mung by about 1/2"
Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer covered for about 40 minutes. Stir occasionally and watch to make sure it doesn't boil over.
In the mean time prepare rice to your liking, our favorite is basmati.
Once the mung has begun to fall apart and the watered has been absorbed substantially it is done. You can adjust the consistency according to your liking, more water makes more of a stew and less makes more of a refried bean consistency. Serve the mung over the rice alongside your favorite steamed veggies (pictured here is steamed kale and cubed sweet potatoes).
Other interesting toppings that we often include are:
sliced avocados
slivered almonds
coconut flakes
nutritional yeast
soy sauce

Drizzle ghee over the top and enjoy!

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