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How to cook lentils?

Alexander Duz
Alexander Duz
December 28, 2012
How to cook lentils?

The popularity of lentils is due to the fact that, like other legumes, it contains almost no fat, but is very rich in fiber and protein. There are several main varieties of this product. Red and brown Egyptian and French green lentils are most common in our country. The latter perfectly keeps its shape and practically does not boil soft. However, its preparation requires a little more time. Red is often only suitable for making mashed potatoes.

How to cook lentils correctly

Before cooking this product should be rinsed with cold water and remove all rubbish from it. It is better to wash the lentils in a sieve or colander with small holes. Unlike beans or peas, it is not necessary to soak it in water before cooking. Salt lentils better shortly before the end of cooking. This is due to the fact that salted or acidified water, this product is boiled longer.

On average, for one glass of lentils 1.5-2 glasses of water is enough.In order to avoid digestion, it is recommended to put this product in already boiling water and cook over a low heat with a covered lid. As for how much to cook lentils, on average, missing from ten to thirty minutes. In general, it all depends on the variety you choose. While the lentils are being cooked, it must be periodically stirred and tasted so as not to digest.

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