mung bean rice iraqi recipe
By: Maryam Mohammed
Recipe date: 28/07/2023
Mung beans are known as Mash in Iraq.
Since the Iraqis are very fond of their timman, this Iraqi mung bean rice is quite simply Timman Mash
. It is one of the simpler vegetarian rice dishes, but most certainly can be spruced up with some meat, chicken, or even fish.
Of course, almost any bean can be used instead of mung beans; it's just that mung beans are well loved in Iraqi cuisine.
Keep in mind the soaking time, at least two hours (up to overnight). Since these beans are small, 15 minutes is enough to cook them and still hold their shape
mung bean rice iraqi ingredients :
1 cup mung beans, soaked 2+ hours
2 Tbsp oil
1 onion, roughly chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric
2 cups basmati rice, rinsed
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sultanas, optional
Method make mung bean rice iraqi :
Drain the soaked beans
in a pot
saute the roughly chopped onion in the oil and add the turmeric when soft.
Stir in the rice
carefully to not break the grains
until coated with the turmeric oil.
cover the rice by a finger's width.
Bring to a boil
cover the pot
reduce heat tp low
and let steam away for 10 minutes.
carefully stir in the drained cooked mung beans
and sultanas if using moving your wooden spoon from the outside of the pot to the inside to minimize breaking of the rice grains.
accompanied by a bowl of yogurt, lots of greens, and radishes.