Peeled Split Mung Bean Soup or (Soup Base) Vegan or not

By AllenK RGV · Feb 23, 2018 · ·
  1. AllenK RGV
    Vegan Peeled Split Mung Bean Soup or (Soup Base for meat eaters)

    1 400g package Thai dried split mung beans(usually $1.50 at the oriental shops)
    3 tablespoons olive oil(or bacon grease if desired)
    1 onion, finely chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 packets taco seasoning
    1-2 TBSP Black Pepper
    1 TBSP Better than Bouillion(Vegetable base)
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
    pinch of cayenne
    1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    Garlic and onion powder to taste
    1 cup rice
    6 cups water(or fluids/milk/desired stock)
    Liquid Smoke(never measure this but 1/2-1 tsp.


    Rinse the mung beans, cover with several inches of water, and soak for 6 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse, then add fluids and all remaining spices.

    Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until the onion is soft. Add remaining fluids that weren't used in next step bring to boil add rice(time to end with next step).

    Marry in the mung bean/spice mix to your sauted onion and garlic, bring to a boil for 15-20 minutes.

    Allow soup to sit for 15 minutes then serve(during the rest phase is when I do the final season to taste)

    Follow on ideas, peas and corn are well suited to this soup, also chicken stock with chicken would make for an awesome thick and hearty chicken soup. My wife keeps wanting me to add stewed tomatoes in as part of my fluids but I am not feeling it. Diced Jalapenos would also be a sure fire option.

    In the vegan version outlined above tastes great all on its own as a nice and hearty soup, but this has so much potential for anyone to make this recipe their own crowd pleaser. Serves about 8 if used as a main course.

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    AllenK RGV
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  2. BlueBaby
    Shrimp or pork added to it would be nice.
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    2. Texas Kiki
      Fish sauce ranks pretty close to blue cheese...I just can't get over the smells. I really don't understand how some people are able to eat things that I think smell horrible.

      I don't get it.
      My DH loves all things that stink. I gag.
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    3. AllenK RGV
      How about Gorgonzola Cheese do you do ok with that? It has such a magical flavor!
    4. AllenK RGV
      UMMH and Camanbert love that stuff but only when I am in France. I buy the stuff at HEB and even though they have the same brands you find in France they just don't pack the same punch. I guess they only sell cull cheese for export.
  3. Texas Kiki
    I have some mung beans that I bought a while back to sprout for the birds.
    I have never cooked these type before but may give your recipe a try.
    Do you think whole mung beans would work instead of the cracked ones?
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    1. AllenK RGV
      I have never explored normal mung beans so don't know the answer. My initial purchase of them was an impulse buy that I decided to get rid of, the split ones open up and make a nice creamy soup texture.
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    2. BlueBaby
      You can even take the whole mung bean if you use those and mash some of them up to thicken up to a creamy soup like you would do with any other bean.
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