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How To Cook Green Lentils

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


1 cup of green lentils
2-3 cups of water or broth
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Rinse the lentils in a colander. Remove any debris or stones.

2. Place the lentils in a pot and add 2-3 cups of either water or broth.

3. Bring the lentils to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

4. Use a slotted spoon to check the lentils for doneness. The lentils should be soft and cooked through. If needed, cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.

5. Once the lentils are cooked, add salt and pepper to taste.

6. Drain the excess liquid and serve.

Serving Tips

Green lentils are incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. Lentils can be added to salads, soups, stews, and even mixed into burgers. Lentils can also be served as a side dish with other grains like quinoa or rice.

For a simple and delicious side dish, try cooking the lentils with a bit of garlic, onions, and diced tomatoes. For added flavor, try adding a few spices like cumin, coriander, and paprika.

To make a heartier dish, try adding cooked lentils to a stir-fry with vegetables, noodles, and a flavorful sauce.

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