Cooking lentils in a pot on the stove is fairly easy as it requires only a few steps.
Unlike beans, lentils don’t require soaking but they need to be checked for debris or little stones before cooking them. Believe me, you don’t want to chew on any stone while eating even if it’s a small one.
Lentils are one of the ingredients used in the Zero-Waste Vegan Meal Plan.
How To Cook Brown Lentils On The Stove
Cooking lentils in a pot on the stove is fairly easy as it requires only a few steps. Lentils are one of the ingredients used in the Zero-Waste Vegan Meal Plan.
- Author: Claudia Canu
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 1 hour 15 min
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Diet: Gluten Free
1 cup (200 g) dry brown lentils
1 and 3/4 cups of water
1 bay leaf
- Measure the lentils and pick out any debris or little stones.
- Place them in a pot and add the water.
- Add the bay leaf and stir.
- Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a low simmer.
- Keep the lid on the pot until the lentils have absorbed all the water. This will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Transfer the lentils to an airtight container and wait until it reaches room temperature before placing them in the fridge
Claudia Canu is a former junk food and sugar addict transformed into a Health Motivator with a master’s degree in Nutrition. She has created this website not only to share her “Journey to her Healthy Forties” but also to help other busy women with basic knowledge about nutrition and who don’t love cooking, to live a healthier life, and achieve big goals.
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