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Erin Harris's Note:
Cooking time for lentils can vary from 15 minutes to as long as 1 hour, depending on the type and age of the lentils. Red Lentils (which turn yellow when cooked) cook very quickly because they are split and after 15 to 20 minutes they soften to a puree. Brown lentils hold their shape better but can take longer to cook. Serve this soupy stew-like dish in a shallow bowl over brown rice. I got this from Prevention Magazine.
My Private Note
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- 1Sauté onion in oil until tender.
- 2Stir in ginger and cumin, sauté for 30 seconds.
- 3Add lentils, water and salt.
- 4Heat to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered for 15 minutes.
- 5If the lentils are soft, uncover and gently boil until most of the liquid evaporates.
- 6If the lentils are not yet tender, continue to cook, partially covered, testing every 10 minutes or so.
- 7Remove from heat and stir in cilantro and lemon juice.
- 8Serve warm with brown rice.
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Nutritional Facts for Spicy Lentils
Serving Size: 1 (276 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 223.3
- Calories from Fat 37
- Total Fat 4.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 445.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 34.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 15.4 g
- Sugars 2.8 g
- Protein 12.9 g