Most recipes that I have for lentils call for cooking them between 25-35 minutes, but it always takes closer to 45 minutes (or longer). Some of the usual ways I use them are in soups, in a thick lentil mash that I use as a substitute for taco filling, or just boiled to put on salads, etc. I end up with a similarly long cooking time for all. What am I doing wrong? Or are others similarly befuddled by this? I would like to be able to cook them more quickly so that they are easier to be a go-to meal component on busy weeknights.
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