Basic Preparation Instructions for Lentils

Lentils are quick-cooking and remarkably nutritious, providing a healthy dose of fiber, iron and protein in every serving.  The mild, earthy flavor make lentils a terrific choice for hearty soups, chilis, salads and pilafs.  These instructions are printed on our labels of Lentils.

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Cook Time 20minutes
Submitted By Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Lentils
  • 3 cups Water
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Lentils
  • 3 cups Water
Instructions
Stove-Top Preparation
  1. Sort and rinse 1 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Lentils. Place in a medium size pot and add 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Make sure to keep lentils covered with water during cooking; if water level is low, add additional water and reduce the cooking temperature. Makes approximately 2-1/2 cups cooked lentils.
Pressure Cooker Preparation
  1. Sort and rinse 1 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Brown Lentils. Place in pressure cooker and add 3 cups of water. Secure lid, set pressure to high and begin heating on high heat. When steam begins a steady flow from the release valve, reduce heat to low and let cook for 8 - 10 minutes. When cooking time has completed, turn heat off and allow pressure to decrease naturally for 15 minutes. Carefully remove lid and drain water from lentils.
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2 thoughts on “Basic Preparation Instructions for Lentils

    1. recipe specialist

      When lentils and beans are harvested it is possible for small pieces of stones or pieces from the pods to get mixed in. The lentils and beans are sorted and put through a screen, but small pieces can get through the sorting process. They are also not washed prior to packaging because this could cause them to sprout. For this reason, its usually a good idea to place them in a colander and rinse them, and then place them on a baking sheet or similar so you can pick through and remove any discolored lentils or small pieces of material that may have been mixed in during the packaging process.

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