30 mins | Serves 6
Water for rinsing
750 ml (3 cups) water
250 ml (1 cup) Pride lentils
5 ml (1 tsp) salt
- Rinse and drain lentils; do not soak.
- Combine water, lentils and salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until soft. Drain any excess water before serving or adding to other dishes.
Cook lentils in stock for added flavour. If you don’t have stock on hand, you can add onion, carrots, celery, garlic cloves and/or herbs.
Red lentils become very soft during the cooking process and are perfect for Indian curries and dahls, or to thicken stews.
Brown and mixed lentils are versatile pulses and can be added to salads, soups and vegetarian patties.