Uncooked to cooked lentil ratio recipes - Base recipe

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Learn how to cook lentils perfectly every time with tons of flavour! These tips and tricks will keep all your lentils from getting mushy for soups, salads, and side dishes.

Lentil to Water Ratio (Works Every Time!)

Lentil to Water Ratio (Works Every Time!)
Want to cook green or brown lentils without a recipe? All you need is this lentil to water ratio, which works every time.
Provided by: Sonja Overhiser
Total time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Number of ingredients: 3
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups brown or green lentils
  • 4 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Nutrition:
  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup uncooked
  • Calories: 169 calories
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 2.9 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.4 g
  • Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
How to cook:
  1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a rapid simmer, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes until the lentils are tender but still hold their shape. Drain any excess liquid. Add the salt and serve warm. (Storage info: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator; reheat on the stovetop.)
Notes: The Weight of Raw Lentils to Cooked Lentils, An 8 ounce cup of dry lentils weighs in at 7.5 ounces, but when cooked, the lentils soak up the cooking liquid. That cup of dry lentils more

How to Cook Red Lentils

How to Cook Red Lentils
Easy instructions for cooking red lentils on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot.
Provided by: Jenny Meier | Kitchen Skip blog
Total time: 36 minutes
Cook time: 27664451 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 2 servings
Cuisine: Indian
Number of ingredients: 2
Ingredients:
  • Stovetop Red Lentils1 cup red lentils3 cups water
  • Instant Pot Red Lentils1 cup red lentils 2 cups water
How to cook:
  1. Stovetop Red LentilsBring the lentils and water to a boil, reduce to a low simmer, then cover and cook the lentils until they reach desired texture, anywhere from 5 to 12 minutes. Most, if not all, of the water will be absorbed by the lentils. Season with salt after cooking.
  2. Stovetop Red Lentil Cooking Time
  3. 5 to 7 minutes: Tender/firm8 minutes: Tender/soft9 minutes: Soft, starting to get mushy10+ minutes: Very soft/mushy
  4. Instant Pot Red LentilsCombine 1 cup lentils with 2 cups water in an Instant Pot. Secure the lid and make sure the steam release valve is in the sealed position. Program the Instant Pot to cook at high pressure for 3 to 5 minutes (I usually cook them for 3 minutes). Let the pressure release naturally for about 5 minutes, then turn the steam release valve to "venting" to immediately release the steam. Season with salt after cooking.
  5. Instant Pot Red Lentil Cooking Time3 to 5 minutes: Very soft, creamy, mushy
Notes: Lentils: Nutrition, Benefits, and How to Cook Them, Though they differ in color and size, all lentils are nutritious edible seeds bowls of uncooked lentils These lentils are split and cook quickly.

How To Cook Perfectly Tender Lentils on the Stove

How To Cook Perfectly Tender Lentils on the Stove
Here's what you need to know to make creamy, tender lentils without causing them to split.
Provided by: Emma Christensen
Yields: 4 servings
Number of ingredients: 4
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dried green, brown, or French lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf, garlic clove, or other seasonings (optional)
  • 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
Nutrition:
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.0 g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.4 g
  • Sugar: 1.0 g
  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Protein: 11.8 g
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Calories: 168 cal
  • Sodium: 298.3 mg
  • Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
How to cook:
  1. Step 1
  2. Rinse the lentils. Place the lentils in a strainer or colander. Pick over and remove any shriveled lentils, debris, or rocks. Thoroughly rinse under running water.
  3. Step 2
  4. Combine the lentils and water. Transfer the rinsed lentils to a small saucepan and add the water. Add any seasonings being used, but do not add the salt yet.
  5. Step 3
  6. Bring to a rapid simmer, then reduce heat. Bring the water to a rapid simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to maintain a very gentle simmer. You should only see a few small bubbles and some slight movement in the lentils.
  7. Step 4
  8. Simmer the lentils. Simmer uncovered for 20 to 30 minutes. Add more water as needed to make sure the lentils are just barely covered.
  9. Step 5
  10. Salt the lentils. Lentils are cooked as soon as they are tender and no longer crunchy. Older lentils may take longer to cook and shed their outer skins as they cook. Strain the lentils and remove the bay leaf, if used. Return the lentils to the pan and stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Taste and add more salt as needed. Season them with olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, fresh herbs, or eat them on their own. Lentils can also be added to soups, salads, or other recipes.
Notes: Lentils - CooksInfo Food Encyclopaedia, Allow 60 g (2 oz / ¼ cup) uncooked per person. Cooking instructions for lentils vary by type of lentil. For specific directions

How to Cook Lentils

How to Cook Lentils
Learn how to cook lentils perfectly every time with tons of flavour! These tips and tricks will keep all your lentils from getting mushy for soups, salads, and side dishes.
Provided by: Jessica Hylton
Total time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 5 servings
Cuisine: Universal
Number of ingredients: 2
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 cups water
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 136 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 23 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Sodium: 7 mg
  • Fiber: 12 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Add lentils and water to sauce pan over medium heat. Ensure water is covering lentils. Bring to a rumbling simmer, then lower heat to a regular simmer.
  2. Let lentils cook for around 20 to 30 minutes (see time variations below), or until soft and chewy but still firm. If water level drops below lentils before they're cooked, add a little more liquid. Lentil Cooking Times per Variation: Red/Orange/Yellow Split Lentils: 15-20 minutesBrown and Green Lentils: 25-30 minutesBlack Lentils: 20-25 minutesFrench Lentils: 25-30 minutes
  3. When finished, add salt to taste and season lentils.
Notes: Top 41 Uncooked To Cooked Lentil Ratio-recipes, 450 g dry Lentils = 1 pound = 2 ⅓ cups dry Lentils = 7 cups, cooked into a purée. 1 cup Lentils, uncooked = 7.5 oz / 210 g uncooked in weight =
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