How to Cook Lentils

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Lentils are a part of the legume family (seeds that grow in pods). There are
many varieties of lentils. They are a good source of protein and fiber and low in fat. Lentils are staple food around the world.

This is a very basic method for cooking lentils. 

1lb of dried lentils

Directions:  sort and remove any stones or debris. Rinse lentils, drain and place in large pot.
Add 6-8 cups of water. Add additional ingredients of your choice. Heat to boiling, reduce heat cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until desired tenderness.
Remove from heat and drain.