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Old 05-24-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
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Steaming Green Lentils ?


Can anyone tell me what the cooking time for green lentils when using a steamer? I have placed a cup of lentils + 2 cups of water in the tray and timed my steamer for 35 minutes... Any suggestions?




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Old 05-24-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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hmmmmmm - not sure, but let's bump up this post so others can see it!

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Old 05-24-2005, 03:00 PM   #3
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thanks! How do u do that? (bump up the thread that is..)

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Old 05-24-2005, 03:19 PM   #4
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Lukepw, you just make a post on the thread & it bumps it to the top of the page so that it's noticed.
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:21 PM   #5
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Not sure that steaming would be the way to go for lentils ...

I actually haven't heard of steaming dry legumes and can't find any recipes (so far) thru google that steam. Sorry
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Old 05-24-2005, 06:52 PM   #6
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I am not sure why you would want to steam lentils. I make pilaf's out of lentils where I need to cook them aldente but I still don't steam them. As jennyema mentioned steaming would not work for a dry bean since it would stick and burn without any liquid (it takes a while for a steamer to produce the necessary liquid that would be needed to cook a dry bean)

I normally add them to water with some salt and let them cook until aldente ( Do not leave them and forget about them else you will end up with mushy end product).

Once the lentils are aldente, I normally strain them in a colander and reserve for the dish. You can use them in pilaf's, salad's etc.

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