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4.17 from 6 votes

Ginataang Munggo

Ginataang Tutong is a delicious Filipino sweet porridge traditionally served as a snack or dessert. This mung bean rice porridge is creamy, filling, and the perfect cold-weather comfort food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 563kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mung beans
  • 2 cans (13.5 ounces each) coconut milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup glutinous rice, rinsed and drained well
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut cream (kakang gata)
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  • In a wide pan over high heat, add mung beans. Cook, frequently stirring, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat and allow to cool to touch. 
  • Using a mortar and pestle, pound the toasted mung beans a few times to crack and split apart. Using a fine-mesh sieve, shake the beans to rid of any hull.
  • In a pot over medium heat, combine coconut milk and water and bring to a simmer. 
  • Add mung beans and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Add rice and stir to disperse. Lower heat, cover, and continue to cook, occasionally stirring, for about 20 to 25 minutes or until rice begins to soften and expand.
  • Add 1 cup of the coconut cream and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Continue to cook, occasionally stirring for about 8 to 10 minutes or until rice and mung beans are very tender and the mixture is thickened.
  • Ladle into serving bowls and drizzle with the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut cream as desired. Serve warm or cold.

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Notes

I find the mung beans to cook a little longer than the rice so I suggest adding them first and cooking them for a few minutes in the coconut milk before adding the glutinous rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 5.4mg