How to cook Lentils

by 30SecondChef

Measure 1 cup of dry green lentils - you don’t need to pre-soak them before cooking

Rinse well under cold water

Transfer to a large enough pan - the lentils will increase in size 2-3 times during cooking

Add 3 cups of water - don’t add salt or lentils will go tough

Bring to the boil on a high heat, stirring occasionally

When simmering, reduce to a low heat, cover & set a timer for 20 minutes

When the time is up, remove the lid & check - the lentils should be soft, but not squishy

If they’re still too firm, replace the lid & cook for a further 3 minutes

Check again, it still too firm cook for another couple of minutes

When cooked, drain any excess liquid & transfer to a dish