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Ultra-Easy Lentils

What you need: 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, minced
1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into small dice
3 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons ginger, minced
1 (16 ounce) package lentils ( about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
5 cups water or vegetable broth

What you do: 

1. Heat oil over medium heat and add onion, carrot, garlic and ginger. Cook until garlic and ginger are aromatic, 1-2 minutes.
2. Add lentils, salt, pepper and water or broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low.
3. Cook for 40 min, or until lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
This dish does not have a lot of broth, and I serve it on a plate over rice or couscous. Serve with baked acorn squash quarters in the Winter or with sliced fresh fruit and muffins in the Summer. I hope you enjoy it! Peace Always, Renee Leftovers freeze well!

Preparation Time: 
45 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I'm very new to cooking and this was great and easy. Do you think you could add potatoes to the mix? Would they cook well enough? Would they over cook?

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pretty good! I love lentils so much. I water suated the ingredients in stead of using oil, did not have fresh ginger on hand so i used .75 tsp of pwdered ginger which I think was not enough because I couldn't taste it at all. I ended up adding about a tblsp of chili powder. I had a little less than a bag of lentils on hand so I ended up straining out the excess water.  Still very delicious. Served over brown rice with a cup of almond milk mmm! thanks!

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To quote everybody else, cheap, easy and delicious!
I got a ton of dinners from this, and ate them over curry mash potatoes, over a big medley of green vegetables with fresh tomatoes, ate them with a roti bread and 'raita', yum! So versatile and yummy.
Great stuff.

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So far, this recipe has made my college eating experience WAY easier. It's a cheap recipe to get ingredients for, it takes maybe five minutes of prep (easy for the busy student) and then you get a HUGE container of lentils at the end. Not to mention that it's really yummy. I make this every other week, because it lasts me for a long time, what with freezing portions and the like. Thanks for an easy and tasty lentil recipe!

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Lentils are so flavorful! I halved the recipe, since I'm just cooking for myself. The ginger is definitely a key ingredient, it's so tasty!

^ agreed.

lovely, simple but versatile dish thank you very much ;)b

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I've always had a penchant for lentils, but this recipe knocked my socks off... wow!!  Love the ginger!!

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This is even better warmed up the second day  ;)

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yum! I added some Dried Basil, some oregano, and served it over lightly buttered rice. Very Simple and yummy recipe, thanks!

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Lentils are so flavorful! I halved the recipe, since I'm just cooking for myself. The ginger is definitely a key ingredient, it's so tasty!

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