To cook lentils: Rinse 1 cup dry brown lentils. Place the lentils and 4 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain well and spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate until cool, about 25 minutes.
Serving Size: about 1 cup
271 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 8mg; sodium 476mg; carbohydrates 25g; dietary fiber 8g; protein 11g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 490IU; potassium 528mg.