||Combine 1 cup beans and 2 cups water. Boil furiously, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Cover, lower heat and simmer for 1 to 2 hours, until tender. As salt can disrupt the cooking, it should not be added during soaking or the first hour of cooking.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups of cooked beans.
Mung beans are a small cylindrical bean with a sharp green color. Mung beans are used primarily for sprouting and produce the sprouts most commonly found in Chinese cuisine. They also can be soaked overnight, cooked, and eaten just like other beans.