How To Cook Red Lentils

Learn how to cook red lentils in just a few simple steps using the stovetop method or the Instant Pot for perfectly cooked lentils every time!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE COOKED RED LENTILS

Quick And Easy: This is such an easy red lentils recipe. All it takes is 3 simple ingredients, one pot, and less than 20 minutes!

ingredients

Place one cup of red lentils in a colander and rinse under cold water until the water drains clear. Remove any small stones or debris.

RINSE LENTILS:

Place the rinsed lentils and 3 cups of liquid in a medium saucepan. Cover with water, and sprinkle with salt. Bring to a boil uncovered over medium heat.

ADD INGREDIENTS TO SAUCEPAN:

Reduce heat, and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lentils are soft.

SIMMER:

Once cooked, drain any excess water from the lentils before serving.

DRAIN:

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