How To Cook Lentils

how to cook dried green lentils

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Learn how to cook dried green lentils on the stove top in this step-by-step tutorial. You can cook a whole bag at once and freeze the extras for later.



1 bag dried green or brown lentils

8 cups water (approximately 4 cups per 1 cup dried lentis)


  1. Place lentils in a large pot.
  2. Add water.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until lentils reach desired tenderness.
  5. Drain excess water and rinse with cold water to stop cooking.
  6. If freezing, let cool completely and portion into storage bags to freeze.