Lentils - the most popular cereal from the legume family, very useful and tasty. There are many recipes for its preparation. We will get acquainted with them today.
To have more protein and fiber in the dish,the British offer to mix oatmeal and lentils. This kind of breakfast is traditionally served in many families. How to prepare such porridge from lentils? The recipe is pretty simple. Red varieties are usually used, although, due to the neutral taste, any kind of culture is suitable for such food. So: 70-75 g of lentils require 250-300 g of oatmeal, some cinnamon (to taste), as much salt, a handful or two raisins, you can add prunes or dried apple slices, dried cherries (also at your discretion), milk , sugar or honey, syrup or jam for sweetness. Cooked as lentil porridge: the recipe prescribes to start with beans. Pour 0.5 cups of water or a little more in a saucepan, pour in lentils, bring to a boil and boil for about 40-45 minutes. Then pour the flakes of oats, cinnamon and salt, pour in 2 more glasses of water and cook until all the components are softened and ready, and the water will partially evaporate and partially absorbed by the grain. At the end of cooking add the raisins and other dried fruits. What fills up this mess of lentils? The recipe recommends pouring milk into it (how thick or liquid the dish should be, you decide), put some butter and sweeten to taste with jam, honey, etc. These ingredients will be enough for 4 servings. We think you will be very pleased with the result!
Another option sweet porridge can be cooked withusing a banana. The nutritional value of food and health benefits increase significantly. And the taste, it is worth noting, is also very, very pleasant! In order to succeed in our lentil porridge, the recipe advises the beans to pre-soak for several hours. By the way, if you also do, sorting out with the previous recipe, it will be correct. Then boil the dish until almost ready. If water remains, drain it, add milk, let it boil, and boil for 10 minutes to allow the beans to absorb the milk. Cooking porridge from lentils is almost over. Remove the pan from the heat, put the butter, sweeten. Grind 1-2 fresh bananas into gruel and mix with lentils. And enjoy the yummy! This version of porridge, and the one that was offered to you above, will surely be enjoyed by children.
Lentil porridge with gravy
And if you are not interested in fruit, but ordinarylentil porridge - how to cook it? The main technology is already known to you: to sort, wash, soak, then pour fresh water and cook until ready, salting. At this time, make a fry: 1-2 onions cut into half rings, fry until golden brown, add 4-5 finely chopped tomato or tomato paste and stew, salt a little, sprinkled with spices. Fill the finished porridge with gravy, sprinkle with chopped greens, serve with meatballs or cooked meat. If you want to make sour cream sauce, then half a glass of sour cream or a bit more is poured into the fried onions. A glass of lentil is taken 3 glasses of water.