How long can lentils soak for? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 03-08-2007, 06:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
Laggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,126
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Okay, I know this is dumb but... I put some green lentils in water to soak on Tuesday morning, intending to cook them that night. The DH brought home pork chops so I didn't cook them... last night was yoga night and we always get burritos afterwards... tonight I'm meeting a friend for dinner.

I put them in the fridge on Tuesday night. But I don't know if they will be okay until tomorrow night, or if I should try to get DH to cook them tonight.

I know it's only a few cents worth of lentils, but I don't want to waste them. I was going to make dahl.

Finally pregnant with #1 and #2! Due September 9th, 2014 
   
Laggie is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 03-08-2007, 09:49 PM
 
4evermom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 8,834
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I never soak lentils. My mom says she has had them sprout when she soaks them overnight. The bag may say to soak them because it is generic directions for beans and they don't make a special label for lentils. Peas don't need to be soaked, either.

Anyway, if they look and smell fine, I would go ahead and use them. They may need less time to cook, though. I guess I'd just ask dh if he felt like cooking them and if not look at them in the morning.

Mom to unschooling 4everboy since 8/01
4evermom is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 03-08-2007, 10:41 PM
 
artemis33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They should be fine. Unless they smell really foul or have mold on them, I would rinse them well and cook them up

mama to two sweet girliesdust.gifhearts.gifrainbow1284.gif 
artemis33 is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 03-08-2007, 10:53 PM
 
redwolf2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: anxiously awaiting autumn
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You don't need to soak lentils at all. i f you do i would watch them and taste them while they cook. They will cook fast.
redwolf2 is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 03-08-2007, 11:58 PM
 
mz_libbie22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, I'm a NT fanatic so I soak everything. You can soak lentils in fresh water for days and days. They won't go bad unless you don't change the water a few times a day to keep it clean. Sprouted lentils are WAY more nutritious than regular unsoaked lentils. And they taste better too. I always have a jar of lentils soaking/sprouting on my counter.
mz_libbie22 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off