4 to 6
By Jeremiah Tower
This pilaf method is one I prefer if the lentils are going to be eaten as they are. For soups, gratins, and purees, cook them in boiling water.
Heat the butter in a 2-quart casserole. Add the onion and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and sweat for 5 minutes. Add the lentils and cook while stirring for 5 minutes, until the lentils are well coated and