Mushroom Risotto The flavors of dried and fresh mushrooms carry through in this proper Italian risotto, made from plump Arborio rice, which absorbs plenty of mushroom stock until it's meltingly tender on the outside but still sturdy within.
To boil lentils, use 3 cups of liquid for each cup of lentils. Lentils placed in already boiling water will be easier to digest.. When the water returns to a boil, turn down the heat to simmer and cover. Green lentils usually take 30 min, while red ones require 20 min. If you are going to be serving lentils in a salad or soup and desire a firmer texture, remove them from the stove top when they have achieved this consistency—typically 5-10 minutes earlier than their usual cooking time.