Place lentils in a colander or strainer and run under cold water.
Add lentils to a pot with water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer, cooking 10 to 30 minutes (depending on type of lentils).
Drain and let cool. They can be used in any recipe that calls for cooked lentils.
Cooking lentils is easy to do, and this healthy and delicious food can be used in a wide variety of tasty recipes!