Mung beans are a small cylindrical bean with a remarkable green color. Mung beans are used primarily for sprouting and produce the sprouts most commonly found in Chinese and East Asian cuisine. Soak them overnight and cook them like you would any other bean. This healthy legume is extremely high in protein.
How to Prepare Mung Beans as a dish
Combine desired serving of beans with water and a tiny bit of oil or stock. Bring the beans to a boil, reduce the heat, then cover and simmer until beans are tender, 30 to 60 minutes.
How to Sprout Mung Beans
Place 2 tablespoons of seeds in a sprouting jar and three times as much water as seeds. Soak overnight. Rinse seeds and drain twice daily, store in low humidity without direct sunlight. About the fourth day, place rinsed sprout jar in indirect sunlight to develop green chlorophyll leaves.