I enjoy making "kitchen surprise" one-dish meals. Which is a good thing, because our kitchen is not generally well-stocked with an abundance of ingredients allowing me the freedom of cooking whatever I want without shopping preparation.
There's only two of us, so too much shopping in advance means food will perish. So, avoiding waste necessitates creativity.
Mung beans are delightful. Did you know that? Do you even know what a mung bean is?
Conventional bean sprouts used in stirfrys, spring rolls and the like are from sprouting mung beans. I believe these little green pellets are significantly more useful in their fully-cooked form.
My boyfriend is a generously-sized human and requires regular feeding, preferably of delicious proteins. One cup of cooked mung beans contains almost 15 grams of complete protein. Also, they are delicious, affordable and easy.
I keep them on hand in their dry form and cook up large batches, storing them cooked in the fridge for use as I fancy. You can find them in most any supermarket that has a bulk dry-goods area. A couple of pounds of these little monsters will only set you back a few dollars, but can keep big men fed for quite a while.
The above pictured "kitchen surprise" included all I had on hand: mung beans, chopped tomatoes, chicken breast, Indian curry powder, and some blue cheese. Miracle ingredient, there. The blue cheese gave the spice a delightful tang and salt. Shame that kitchen surprise can never be exactly reproduced on demand. It was delicious and manstomach approved.
Mung beans are so quick to cook, inexpensive to buy, and completely nutritious, it would be a shame not to be eating them. Mung beans are also considered a Chinese herb and an Ayurvedic medicine, so get with it. Correct your mung bean deficiency today!