How to Cook Lentil

These tiny beans are high in protein and fiber, are simple to prepare, and have a great earthy flavor that complements a variety of recipes. 

Lentils are a good place to start if you want to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet.  

Continue reading to learn my preferred way to cook lentils, as well as information on different types and my favorite lentil dishes. 

My lentil cooking method is simple! It boils down to two simple steps: – Rinse. Tiny rocks or debris will sometimes be mixed in with the dry lentils.

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Rinse the lentils in a fine mesh strainer and pick them over before cooking to avoid ingesting them. Remove any shriveled lentils as well as any trash. 

Then let it simmer! Unlike with couscous or quinoa, there is no need to utilize a certain lentil cup of water ratio. 

Half-fill a large pot with water, boil, and add the lentils. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked. The cooking time will vary depending on the variety of lentils used. 

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