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10-10-2007, 08:53 AM #1
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Lentil Recipes needed
I have two bags of lentils, however, I do not know what to do with them. If you have any recipes, please let me know.
10-10-2007, 09:33 AM #2
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10-10-2007, 09:50 AM #3
I add them to a lot of soups -- I rarely have an actual recipe for soup. Sometimes I throw a handful or two into a pot of veggie soup or hamburger soup to give it a nutritional boost. I helps thicken things up a bit.
But I know there's more you can do with them I'm just drawing a blank right now. I'll look around online and see what I can find for you.
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10-10-2007, 10:05 AM #4
I did a search on "lentil recipes" and found bunches. I'll just post links to three here.
I forget about lentil loaf -- we ate that a lot in our vegetarian days. Lentils are often used as a meat substitute -- you can also make burgers.
I also forgot that I usually throw some lentils in a pot of chilli. I always put lots of different kinds of beans in my chili with meat or without. I like a thick chili and especially with the veggie chili the lentils help thicken it up a bit.
I think you'll find a lot to make with your lentils. Who know? You may even want to buy more.
10-10-2007, 01:10 PM #5
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Thank you for the posts. I think I will try the lentil loaf first. What do lentils taste like?
10-10-2007, 03:45 PM #6
Kind of like a mild bean flavor. But they do tend to take on the flavors of other ingredients used with them. IMHO they taste better seasoned up.
OOOPs, looks like I messed up the links. Let's see if they work now.
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10-12-2007, 10:56 AM #7
Hi I'm new here but wanted to post this recipe for you before I forgot! This is one of my favourite frugal recipes, especially handy when the cupboards are bare!
Mujadarra (makes loads!)
3 tablespoons veg oil
1 cup lentils
1 cup rice
800ml/28 fl oz water
2 teaspoons salt
Dice 1 and a half of the onions, saute in 2 tablespoons of oil. Set aside when quite brown.
Put lentils and water in a large covered pot. Bring to the boil then simmer for 20 mins.
Add cooked onion, rice and salt to the pot, cover and simmer for 20 mins or until rice and lentils are soft.
Remove from heat and allow to stand for 5 mins.
Meanwhile, slice remaining onion into ring and saute in remaining oil.
Serve rice and lentils topped with the onion rings.
10-12-2007, 11:02 AM #8
Oh just wanted to add that you may need to add extra water half way through, just make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan
10-12-2007, 12:16 PM #9
10-14-2007, 04:10 PM #10
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I've been away and just saw this post. But I want to add one. I once found a recipe (now lost) for a three bean salad -- sort of. It had the usual stuff, but added lentils.
What seemed odd to me that that the lentils were brought to a boil and simmered for ONLY 5 minutes. I tried it and it was great. They were chewy. Now whenever I make any kind of similar sweet-sour kind of salad, I add some lentils prepared this way.
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