Red lentils are a versatile food that provides a good source of protein, fiber, B-complex vitamins, iron and zinc. A member of the legume family, lentils are known for their lens-shaped seeds. Enjoy red lentils in soups, curries, or simply as a side dish on their own. They make any meal more nutritious, delicious and satisfying. Red lentils can be a staple of any pantry!
How to Cook Red Lentils
First, rinse the lentils by placing them in a sieve under running water. Transfer them to a pan with water or broth (for every 1 cup of lentils, use 1 1/2 cups of water or broth). Feel free to add flavorings, but don’t add salt yet. Bring the lentils to a boil, then turn down the heat and let them simmer. Stir them occasionally to prevent sticking. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes for a firm texture that can be used in salads. Cook for 15 to 25 minutes for a puree. Add salt once the lentils are almost done cooking.
Ratings & Reviews
Great soup with red peppersPaul, Township of Washington, NJ
curried red lentils and fresh naan for dinner tomorrow nightAmanda, Dallas, TX
fresh, well packagedKenneth, Vancouver, WA
will need more soonmchelle, Sebring, FL
Red Lentils. May contain traces of Soy and Wheat. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 52g (~1.8 oz.)
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Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration is not needed.
Country of origin: United States