Ginisang Munggo With Dilis (Sauteed Mung Beans With Salted Dried Anchovies)
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Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 8 servings
  • 6 cups pre-boiled green mung beans (Click to check how to cook mung beans)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or any cooking oil you have)
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups salted dried anchovies (dilis)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  1. Heat a big pot over medium high heat and add the oil. Saute ginger till fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and sauté till onions are translucent and garlic has browned a little, about a minute.
  3. Throw in the diced tomatoes and sauté until slightly limp, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in pre-boiled mung beans followed by the dried anchovies. Stir.
  5. Add water, fish sauce, salt, and pepper, then stir to mix everything.
  6. Bring to a boil, turn down heat to medium low, then simmer for 5 minutes uncovered.
  7. Add spinach, stir to mix, then turn off stove. Cover until ready to serve.
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