How To Cook Lentils In The Instant Pot?

How do you cook lentils in instant pot?

Pressure cook: Add the lentils, water or broth, and salt.

Cover with and lock down the lid.

Pressure-cook for 15 minutes at HIGH pressure.

Release naturally: Once the cook time completes, allow the pressure cooker to release pressure naturally; this takes about 10 minutes.23 Sep 2016

How do you cook lentils in a pressure cooker?

Rinse the lentils and place them in the pressure cooker with the water and oil. Lock on the lid and bring to pressure over high heat about 5 minutes. If using for salad, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 1 minute. If using for soup, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.

How long does it take to cook lentils?

Cook on a stovetop, using 3 cups of liquid (water, stock, etc) to 1 cup of dry lentils. Be sure to use a large enough saucepan as the lentils will double or triple in size. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, reduce heat and simmer until they are tender. For whole lentils, cook time is typically 15-20 minutes.

Do lentils need to be soaked?

Lentils do not require it but can be soaked in order to reduce cooking time by about half. Before cooking, rinse lentils in cold water, pick over to remove debris or shrivelled lentils, then drain.