How to Cook Lentils! An Easy, Healthy Recipe!
Lentils are easy to cook and taste delicious! Try this easy, healthy Lentil recipe with just a few ingredients. Lentils are perfect over rice, potatoes, quinoa, couscous and more! In this cooking video Karen Breyer will show you step-by-step how to cook this Lentil recipe.
Lentils are very easy to cook. You don't need to soak them and they cook in 30 minutes or less. Plus they are high in protein, fiber, nutrients and are very filling! This Lentil recipe will be perfect for lunch or dinner. You can also use these lentils as a base for other recipes like lentil burgers. Watch this cooking video and make this tasty Lentils recipe today!
PRINT RECIPE for Lentils:
1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cups water
1 cup lentils, dry
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt (or to taste)
1: Examine lentils. Remove any stones and debris. Rinse.
2: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
3: Sauté onion in oil until soft.
4: Add 3 cups water to the sautéed onions and bring to a boil.
5: Add lentils and salt to boiling water.
6: Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
7: Simmer 25 - 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.NOTES:
You can easily double this Lentil recipe.
Sauté the onion in the same pot that you will cook the lentils in.
Add more water if the water dries up before the lentils are tender.
Delicious served over rice, couscous, quinoa, potatoes or yams.
You can use another type of salt if desired.
You can use these cooked lentils as a base for other lentil recipes such as a lentil patties or a lentil loaf.
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