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Salads & sides

Chilean-Style Lentils

Chilean-Style Lentils recipe
photo by:kraft
Buenísima idea para cocinar las lentejas, yo siempre las cocía solamente y las servía con algun bistec asado, y a mi familia como que ya le había aburrido, pero ahora me la...read more
posted by
nuevaera2008
on 7/19/2008
time
prep:
10 min
total:
40 min
servings
total:
1 qt. or 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
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What You Need

1
cup   dry lentils
3-1/2
cups  water
1
 chicken bouillon cube
1/4
cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1
 red pepper, chopped
1
small  onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
6
slices   OSCAR MAYER Ham, any variety, chopped
2
Tbsp.  chopped cilantro
2
 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
3
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

PLACE lentils in medium saucepan. Add water and bouillon cube; stir. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 30 min. or just until lentils are tender.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add peppers and onions; cook and stir 6 min. or until vegetables are tender. Spoon into medium serving bowl; set aside.

ADD lentils to vegetable mixture along with the ham and cilantro; mix lightly. Top with the eggs; sprinkle with cheese.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Food Facts
Lentils, which come in a variety of colors including yellow, reddish orange, green, brown and black, contain 26% protein, which makes them second only to soy beans in their level of protein. And because of this protein content, they are an important part of the diet in many parts of the world.
Cooking Know-How
When cooking lentils, sort them first by spreading them onto a flat surface and discarding any that are damaged. Then, place the remaining lentils in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse well until the water comes out clear. The quantity of water or broth needed for cooking the rinsed lentils depends on the cooking method used as well as what other ingredients are added to the recipe.
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