10 minutes (2 hours for soaking beans)
1/2 cup mung beans
8 cups water, divided
2 tablespoons ghee or olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 cup cooked basmati rice
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Reduce heat, cover most of the way, and simmer 25 minutes, until rice and beans are cooked.
Kitchari, a combination of rice and mung beans, is used in Ayurveda for cleansing the system. Add any vegetables you like to the pot while the rice and beans are cooking.