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Red Lentil Porridge

Red Lentil Porridge
Red Lentil Porridge
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


¼ c. red lentils (dry)

1 c. old-fashioned oats

¼ tsp. cinnamon

Pinch salt

1/3 c. raisins or other dried fruit


Milk and brown sugar or maple

syrup, for serving


In a medium saucepan, cover the lentils with ½ cup water and bring to a simmer; cook five minutes. Add the oats, cinnamon, salt and another 2 cups water; bring to a boil and cook for five to seven minutes, stirring often, until the oats and lentils are tender and any excess moisture has been absorbed.

Stir in the raisins and remove from heat. Let sit for two to three minutes, then serve hot, sprinkled or drizzled with brown sugar or maple syrup and milk.


Makes 4 servings (2/3 c. per serving).

Each serving has 160 calories, 2 grams (g) of fat, 6 g of protein, 31 g of carbohydrate, 4 g of fiber, 80 milligrams (mg) of sodium, and  0 micrograms (mcg) of folate and 2 mg of iron.

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