Mung Bean Pasta

Before I get to the mung bean pasta, let me show you the interesting vegetarian soy faux meat product I found at the local grocery store.  It is supposed to be a soy chicken patty, I think.
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It was good whatever it was.
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Mung bean pasta anyone?  Have you ever heard of/tried this product?  My sister picked some up while in NYC and really liked it, so my Aunt brought some down when I was in Baltimore back in February.
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I just had no idea what I wanted to do with it.  Obviously, I could sub it in to any pasta recipe I had.  And that is exactly what I did.  I picked a random recipe, that used ingredients I already had at home (except I think I had to buy one thing-the spinach).  

This was a sun dried tomato sauce, so I started by rehydrating the tomatoes.
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I tossed those with some olive oil and garlic.  Some of the liquid from the tomatoes (rehydrating) was added as well.
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Then I drained the pasta.  Look how neat this looks?
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I finished off the sauce, which included a little parmesan cheese and spinach.
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The dish was very good and I would definitely make this again.  The pasta was definitely different.  Not different bad, but just different.  It was a little chewy (like stretchy) and seemed to retain some water (hard to explain).  But, it was good and I would use this pasta again.

QUESTIONS:  Have you tried mung bean pasta before?  Have you tried any other new, different pastas?  Have would enjoy mung bean pasta?

6 comments:

Shannon said...

I've never tried that, but I'm intrigued. It looks good... But then everything you cook always looks delicious! I went gluten free for a while to try to help my ibs. I never found a suitable pasta substitute, which is one of the reasons why I couldn't stock with it.

Mer said...

yum, that looks great! have a good weekend :)

Kristen (swanky dietitian) said...

I love trying new foods! This mung bean pasta sounds different..but yummy!
So does it have more protein?

Gina; The Candid RD said...

It's funny that you posted this because just yesterday someone was asking me for bean sprouts and I gave him mung bean sprouts. He wasn't sure if that was correct (and neither was I!) but he was making stir fry so I figured that had to be it. Anyway, I have never tried mung bean pasta but I would be more than willing to give it a try! I love non-wheat pastas of any kind.

Special K said...

I am wondering what the nutrition is like on those babies...and was it textured like an udon?

Special K said...

By the way...missing your Thursday Thoughts!

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