Instant Pot Ginisang Monggo. This is a quick guide on how to cook Monggo quickly and a recipe for Ginisang Monggo with Pork.
How to Cook Mung Beans in Instant Pot: A Quick and Easy Guide
Mung beans, also known as monggo beans, are versatile and nutritious ingredients used in various dishes. An Instant Pot is one of the easiest and quickest ways to cook mung beans. In this article, we’ll answer some common questions about cooking mung beans in an Instant Pot and provide a delicious recipe for Instant Pot ginisang monggo.
What are Mung Beans?
Mung beans are called Monggo in the Philippines. They are small green beans that are famous in Asia. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and other nutrients, making them a healthy addition to any diet. Mung beans are used in various dishes, including soups, stews, curries, and salads.
How to Cook Mung Beans
I will show you how to cook mung beans for your future cooking, and then I will share the recipe for Ginisang monggo. I always cook a lot of this and use it in my salad, even as a filling for my bread!
2 Ways to Cook Mung Beans
- Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
- One cup of Mung beans – you can cook and freeze them ahead of time and then use them for salads, stir-fries, and soups.
They are an excellent addition to curries, stews, and sweet dishes such as mochi and ice cream.
- Three cups of Water -are used to soften the monggo and are necessary for cooking. Without water, mung beans would remain rigid and inedible. We use water to soak mung beans before cooking to help them cook faster and more evenly.
Step 1: Rinse the mung beans-Rinse the mung beans in a colander and remove any debris or stones. Add mung beans and water to Instant Pot. Shut the lid and select the valve to “sealing.”
Step 2: Set pressure cooking time Select the “pressure cook” or “manual” button and set the time to eight
Step 3: Natural Release- when the cooking time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally. If you quickly release it, soft beans will splatter on your walls, even your face. So, natural release is the key.
Step 4: Check mung beans-Open the lid and check the mung beans to see if they are cooked. They should be a little fluffy and tender but not mushy.
- Wash mung beans and place them in a large pan.
- Add the Mung Beans and water. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on medium-high heat for thirty to sixty minutes.
- Make sure to check once in a while to check if the water has not overflowed. Add more water if needed.
What is is Ginisang Monggo
Today, I am sharing how I cook monggo in the Instant Pot. Ginisa means sautee when you sautee the ingredients and add the broth to make a soup. It is a favorite soup with various components, but Mung beans are the main one. When I cook this stove top, this takes an hour to cook it! But with my instant Pot, fifteen minutes is what it takes.
Instant Pot Ginisang Monggo Ingredients:
- Mung beans ( Monggo)- I used one cup of mung beans.
- Garlic– add more if you want. Garlic adds so much flavor. Garlic is a flavorful ingredient commonly used in many cuisines worldwide, and it adds depth and complexity to the dish.
- Onion -Onion is a versatile ingredient that adds flavor and texture to the dish and is commonly used as a base for many dishes.
- Ginger – I like mine very spicy, so I added a lot of ginger. Ginger is common in Asian cuisine, and it has a slightly spicy and aromatic flavor, adding thickness to the dish.
- Spices– various spices are added to up the taste.
- Coconut milk-Coconut milk is a rich, creamy liquid made by blending coconut milk with water. It is commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine to add creaminess and flavor to dishes.
- Pork belly -Pork belly is a fatty cut of pork meat commonly used in Asian cuisine. It is often used in stews and curries as it adds flavor and richness to the dish.
- Salt and pepper-They are typical seasonings used to enhance the dish’s flavor.
Cooking oil-This is used to sauté the onions, garlic, and ginger and to cook the pork belly. Any cooking oil, such as vegetable or coconut, can be used.
Ginisang Monggo Recipe
- Saute/Cook Aromatics and Pork Belly- first you need to brown the ginger in oil to release the spice. Cook the onions and garlic until soft and transparent. You can then brown the meat to add more flavor.
- Add Mung Beans and Liquid
Add the mung beans, water, and coconut milk to the Pot.
Season with salt and pepper.
- Pressure Cook:
Cancel the saute setting and cover the Instant Pot with the pressure cooker lid.
Set the pressure cooker button to “High” pressure and set the timer for 8 minutes.
Allow the pressure to release naturally when done.
- Season According to your liking
Do You Need to Soak Mung Beans Before Cooking in Instant Pot?
Unlike other beans, mung beans do not require soaking before cooking in an Instant Pot. Rinse them and add them to the Pot with water or broth.
Can You Overcook Mung Beans in Instant Pot?
Yes, it is possible to overcook mung beans in an Instant Pot. Overcooked mung beans will lose their shape. To avoid overcooking, follow the recommended cooking time and allow the pressure to release naturally before opening the lid.
Can I make this Vegan?
Yes, you can. Substitute the meat with tofu or skit meat altogether. Fry the tofu ahead and top it on your soup. Don’t cook the tofu with the ingredients.
How do you store-cook Mung Beans?
Place them in a sealed container and refrigerate for three days or freeze them.
- Always release this naturally. It may take a while, but it will save you from a lot of mess. When you quick-release beans, cooked beans will splatter everywhere.
- Freeze cooked mung beans in batches. Put a cup of mung beans in a ziplock and freeze. Use a bag if needed.
- Serve hot with steamed rice and various toppings
- Ginisang Monggo tinapa
- Chicharo. Pork Rinds
- Top it with Lechon Kawali
Instant Pot Ginisang Monggo
- Instant Pot Duo Crisp
- 1 cup Mung beans
- 3 cups Water or Broth
- 1 can 13.66 Fl oz Coconut milk
- 1 inch Ginger chopped
- 1 medium Onion chopped
- 6 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 lb Pork Belly slice into cube
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup oil
- Push the inner pot in the base and push the sautee button setting. Set the timer for thirty minutes.
- Add the oil after three minutes and brown the crushed ginger on all sides for five minutes.
- Add the onion. Let them cook until the onion is transparent. Add the garlic and cook for two minutes. Add the pork belly and brown on all sides, or until it changes color.
- Add the mung beans. Add the water and coconut milk.
- Cancel the sautee setting and cover the pot with the pressure cooker lid. Push the pressure cooker button and set the pressure on HI. Set the timer to eight minutes.
- When done, let the pressure release naturally. This takes about thirty minutes.Or when the floating button goes down.
- Season with salt and pepper. Season according to your taste. Top the soup with your favorite topping. See the suggestions above.