How to Cook Lentils

Cook Lentils in a Pressure cooker

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How to Cook Lentils Recipe
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What I use

What I use

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Chop green onions

Chop green onions

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Done! Put in Bowl #1

Done! Put in Bowl #1

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Chop the ends off the sweet onions

Chop the ends off the sweet onions

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Peel off the exterior layer plus 1 extra layer

Peel off the exterior layer plus 1 extra layer

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Slice into fourths

Slice into fourths

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Chop up with the chopper or dice with your chef knife

Chop up with the chopper or dice with your chef knife

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Put in Bowl #1 with the green onions

Put in Bowl #1 with the green onions

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Chop up some carrots (I used baby carrots - normal ones work just fine)

Chop up some carrots (I used baby carrots - normal ones work just fine)

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Add to Bowl #1

Add to Bowl #1

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Measure out Lentils - (I typically use 2 cups = 8-16 servings)

Measure out Lentils - (I typically use 2 cups = 8-16 servings)

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Rinse the lentils - put in Bowl #2

Rinse the lentils - put in Bowl #2

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Wash your celery

Wash your celery

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Chop the ends off of the celery

Chop the ends off of the celery

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Chop each celery up

Chop each celery up

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Add all to Bowl #3.  You may also chop tomatoes, cauliflower, chorizo links cut into 1/2 pieces, and add here as well.

Add all to Bowl #3. You may also chop tomatoes, cauliflower, chorizo links cut into 1/2 pieces, and add here as well.

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Add about 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil to the inside of the pressure cooker

Add about 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil to the inside of the pressure cooker

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Enough to look like this

Enough to look like this

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Add Bowl #1 (green onions, sweet onions, carrots) to the pressure cooker.

Add Bowl #1 (green onions, sweet onions, carrots) to the pressure cooker.

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Put on High Heat and sauté Bowl #1 contents for 5 minutes stirring every so often

Put on High Heat and sauté Bowl #1 contents for 5 minutes stirring every so often

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Sautéed and ready!

Sautéed and ready!

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Add lentils

Add lentils

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Add celery plus any other veggies or additions you'd like to add. Also add the bay leaf here for flavoring.

Add celery plus any other veggies or additions you'd like to add. Also add the bay leaf here for flavoring.

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Add hot water from the faucet  - enough to cover everything plus an extra inch. Usually comes out to about 6 cups.

Add hot water from the faucet - enough to cover everything plus an extra inch. Usually comes out to about 6 cups.

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Add beef cubes or other meat cubes if desired. Or use chicken stock instead of water for the meat flavor

Add beef cubes or other meat cubes if desired. Or use chicken stock instead of water for the meat flavor

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Add some pepper

Add some pepper

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Stir once

Stir once

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Cover the pressure cooker and bring to high heat.

Cover the pressure cooker and bring to high heat.

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When the orange pressure regulator pops up, lower the heat to medium and let cook under pressure for about 8 minutes.

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Turn off the heat after 8-10 minutes. If you want it to be less soupy, can cook for 10-15 minutes.

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Using a wooden spatula, gently press on the pressure control valve (on the center of the lid) to allow all of the steam/pressure to escape until the orange pressure regulator goes back down.

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Open pressure cooker lid (careful with the steam! It burns!) and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Serve with rice, other veggies, and some fish or meat. Bom appetite!

Serve with rice, other veggies, and some fish or meat. Bom appetite!

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