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How To Cook Brown Lentils

All you need to know about: How To Cook Brown Lentils.


-1 cup of brown lentils
-2 cups of water
-Salt to taste


1. Rinse the lentils in a fine mesh strainer. Make sure to remove any dirt or small stones that may have made their way into the lentils.

2. Place the lentils in a medium size pot and cover with two cups of water.

3. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to low and let the lentils simmer for 15-20 minutes until they are tender.

4. Add salt to taste.

5. Strain the cooked lentils and enjoy.


-If you are cooking lentils for a soup or stew, you can skip straining them.

-You can also add other aromatics to the cooking water, such as bay leaves, garlic, onions, or spices like cumin or coriander.

-If you are cooking lentils for a side dish, you can add a little olive oil or butter to the cooked lentils for flavor.

-Leftover cooked lentils can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

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