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I am wanting to use up some lentils and found <a href="http://www.ivu.org/recipes/main/lentil-loaf.html" target="_blank">this recipe</a> to try out.<br><br>
How long do I cook the lentils prior to this. The recipe doesn't say. Also, it just says rice. I'm assuming my brown rice will be fine?<br><br>
ETA: Never mind.....I found the directions for my bag. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But this will be good to know for newbies so please answer!
 

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You link is mistyped, FYI.<br><br>
I assume no time is given because different varieties have drastically different cooking times.
 

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Fixed it!<br><br>
I'm guessing it depends on what you are doing. The directions per my bag say 15-20 minutes. Another recipe I looked at (the one above does not tell you what temp. for your oven) says to boil and then let simmer for about 45 minutes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Until soft but not mushy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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probably depends on the type of lentil you're using. some take longer than others, some are done but never start to fall apart (such as baby beluga). I'd check for cooking time once before doing that standard, things such as air pressure (ie your elevation) and humidity affect cooking time too.
 
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