How To Cook Lentils2014-11-01
- Yield : 2 1/2 Cups
- Servings : 5 Servings
- Prep Time : 1m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 21m
How To Cook Lentils
Lentils are a high protein legume that leaves you feeling full and is one of the cheapest kitchen staples. It’s quite a bit like rice in that there are more than one variety, it’s cheap and it cooks exactly the same with a 2:1 ratio. I thought since I have so many recipes featuring lentils that it’s time to show everyone a basic instructional on how to prepare your lentils. This is a plain recipe just adding salt and pepper for taste but I recommend adding some sort of stock be it chicken, beef or vegetable stock to give it a full punch of flavor!
Take these instructions with a “grain of salt”(lol) as you will probably want to jazz it up a bit more than I did. For the sake of keeping it simple and straightforward I give you my how to cook lentils.
*1 cup of dried lentils makes about 2 1/2 cups when cooked.
*There are a slew of different lentils but remember that red lentils turn very mushy when cooked which is why it’s popular in soups and dal’s around the world.
*Per 1/2 Cup
Calories 115 Carbohydrates 20g Fat 0.8g Protein 9g